nombre masculino/masculine noun
- 1 (España/Spain) [fam o vulg] (persona o cosa pesada) la película fue un coñazo the movie was a load of crap [argot/slang] ¡qué coñazo! what a drag! [familiar/colloquial] ¡qué coñazo de tía! what a pain in the neck she is! [familiar/colloquial], what a pain in the ass she is! [vulgar] darle el coñazo a algn [familiar/colloquial], mira, no me des el coñazo con tus desgracias look, stop going on about your problems [familiar/colloquial] deja de darme el coñazo, ya te he dicho que no lo tengo stop going on at me o pestering me o hassling me, I've already told you I haven't got it [familiar/colloquial]
- 2 (Colombia) (Venezuela) [familiar/colloquial], (golpe) blow se agarraron a coñazos they had a fight, they had a punch-up (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] me di un coñazo en la cabeza con la puerta I nearly crowned myself on the door [familiar/colloquial]
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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.