Translation of point-blank in Spanish:

point-blank

Pronunciation: /ˈpɔɪntˈblæŋk/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (close) [shot] a quemarropa, a boca de jarro at point-blank range a quemarropa, a boca de jarro
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    • The troubles in Limerick city continue with the point-blank shooting of a 30-year-old in Moyross by two masked gunmen.
    • In the presence of the German military attaché, one of these CHEKA officials fired five shots almost point-blank at the ambassador.
    • Switching to its cannon, Stephanie attempted to deliver a point-blank shot, which would be within the MW field's range.
    1.2 (blunt, forceful) [refusal] rotundo, categórico; [question] directo
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    • If Mother couldn't open up to Christina, especially in the face of a point-blank question, she couldn't open up to anyone.
    • Even if it's yes, given that I am asked such a point-blank question at a volume audible to the other colleagues, I have to keep up the straight face, put on the steady voice, maintain the poise and give a negative answer.
    • During our interview, Tory rode the middle on most issues, qualifying his policy statements with casualness and indifference when questioned point-blank.

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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.