An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (undeniable)
a. categorical
Mi propuesta de proyecto recibió un rotundo no por parte de mi jefe.My boss gave a categorical no to my project proposal.
b. emphatic
La respuesta de mis padres cuando les pregunté si podía viajar solo fue una negativa rotunda.My parents' answer when I asked them if I could travel alone was an emphatic "no".
c. resounding
La rotunda victoria del equipo de fútbol dejó claro que era el mejor.The resounding victory of the football team made it clear that it was the best.
d. complete
Tras el rotundo fracaso de su proyecto, Juan se sumió en una depresión.After the complete failure of his project, Juan sank into depression.
2. (related to language)
a. emphatic
El estilo rotundo de la obra dejaba entrever el carácter del escritor.The emphatic style of the work revealed the strong temperament of the writer.
b. forceful
Los argumentos rotundos de la defensa no lograron convencer al jurado.The defense's forceful arguments failed to persuade the jury.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (negativa, persona)
a. categorical
2. (lenguaje, estilo)
a. emphatic, forceful
3. (completo)
a. total
rotundo fracasototal o complete failure
1 (terminante) [+negativa] flat; [+victoria] clear; convincing
me dio un "sí" rotundo he gave me an emphatic "yes"
2 (redondo) round
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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