- 1 (bitterness) [literary/literario] hiel (feminine) [literary/literario] the bitter gall of defeat la amarga hiel de la derrota [literary/literario] she writes with a pen dipped in gall lo que escribe destila hiel [literary/literario]
- uncountable/no numerable (effrontery) [colloquial/familiar] to have the gall to +
infinitive/infinitivotener* el descaro or la desfachatez de+ infinitive/infinitivo[colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- I can't believe we have such ungrateful whiners in this place that have the hide and gall to call themselves Aussies.
- I have been in politics a while - not long enough, obviously - but I have been in politics a while and I have seen some examples of impertinence, cheek, and gall, but that last speech beats them all.
- What a hat full of horsefeathers; what a hoary hunk of chutzpah; what a grotesque, galloping glob of gall this guy is!
- Learning that his quarry had given him a slip a glowering devil seemed to rage within the king's heart, raising dark and savage gall.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- irritar, darle* rabia a what galls me is the way he never arrives on time lo que me irrita or me da rabia es que nunca llega a la hora