Translation of pell-mell in Spanish:

pell-mell

Pronunciation: /ˌpelˈmel/

adverb/adverbio

  • desordenadamente, sin orden ni concierto clothes were thrown pell-mell into suitcases habían metido ropa en las maletas desordenadamente or sin orden ni concierto they rushed pell-mell into the sea corrieron en tropel hacia el mar
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    • Bernard embarked on pell-mell international expansion, building strong operations across the rest of Europe, Asia and Latin America.
    • Behind the marked turnaround: pell-mell economic growth, an ultra-easy monetary policy, and a bank lending boom.
    • Even groups that we have admired are now in pell-mell cowardly retreat.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.