Translation of sweeping in Spanish:

sweeping

Pronunciation: /ˈswiːpɪŋ/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [movement] amplio; [gesture] dramático, histriónico
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    • This was previously Ben Stevenson's place, she says, her buff arms extending in a sweeping motion to encompass the townhouse living room.
    • A rich brew of extended lines, sweeping curves, off-kilter balances, de Schynkel's vocabulary is expressive without being literal.
    • High above Kresna, we were following a trail through the foothills of Pirin, and were being treated to a sweeping panorama that seemingly extended all the way to Greece.
    1.2 (indiscriminate) [pejorative/peyorativo] that's rather a sweeping statement, isn't it? ¿no estás generalizando demasiado? he often made sweeping generalizations a menudo caía en burdas generalizaciones
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    • The only possible exception to this sweeping statement would be Karl Marx - and Marx himself was heavily influenced by Hegel.
    • Making a generalised and sweeping statement on every politician and the whole system was an irresponsible act.
    • There was a general sweeping statement, because, of course, it does not have the World Health Organization findings.
    1.3 (overwhelming) [victory] arrollador, aplastante 1.4 (far-reaching) [reforms/changes] radical; [powers] amplio
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    • The government plans to give sweeping powers to a wide range of organisations to spy on us.
    • Berlusconi then reverted to his normal strategy by pleading for several more years to put into effect the sweeping reforms he had promised on his election.
    • There is a well-known method for examining deaths involving a range of sweeping issues - the provincial inquest system.

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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.