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- confident in an excessive or arrogant way.
PT: (confiante de mais de um jeito arrogante).
Ex.: He is the cocksure
golf prodigy from California.
Ele é o prodígio convencido
do golfe que veio da Califórnia.
- imprudent or shameless.
Ex.: He went about his illegal business with a brazen
Ele continuou com seu negócio ilegal com uma segurança descarada
If you describe a person or their behavior as brazen, you mean that they are very bold and do not care what other people think about them or their behavior.
- determined and courageous.
PT: (maluco(a); doido(a); legal; corajoso(a); ousado(a); impetuoso(a)).
PT: (da hora; maneiro) [gíria].
A bold person is not necessarily someone who enjoys taking risks or displays how incridible he / she is. In this case, we use the adjective ballsy
, which also describes the act of something which is dangerous or forbidden. The word balls
is used as a slang for courage
Ex.: She was a cool, ballsy
Ela era uma mulher legal, muito doida / impetuosa
"Ele não disse oi, apenas fez um aceno de leve com a cabeça. Seu jeito marrento tentando disfarçar seu desconforto."
1st Interpretation: He didn't say hello, just nodded lightly. He was trying to disguise his disconfort with ballsiness
. [negative aspect].
2nd Interpretation: He didn't say hi, just wave his head quietly. It was his pride
in place of the awkwardness. [positive / negative aspect].Nouns:Ballsiness
(informal) = atrevimento; ousadia.Pride
"Ele estufou o peito
e fechou a cara. Seu jeito marrento falando mais alto."
1st Interpretation: He stuck his breath
out and pulled a long face. It was his pride speaking louder.
2nd Interpretation: He stepped up
and sulked. His stubbornness prevailed. / He was such a hard-headed as always.Noun:Stubbornness
= TeimosiaPhrasal Verb:
Estufar o peito:
(1) [To stick out one's chest
(2) [To puff out one's chest
(1) [To step up
(2) [To hold one's breath
: (3) [To stand out
]: posicionar-se contra; fazer-se notar (destacar-se)
(1) Collins Online Dictionary.
(2) HEACOCK, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms
(3) AMMER, Christine. The American Heritage Dictionary
. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. 2003.