in-your-face


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in-your-face

(ĭn′yo͝or′fās′, -yôr′-, -yər-)
adj.
Marked by or done in a bold, defiant, or aggressive manner: in-your-face advertising; an in-your-face challenge to authority.

in-your-face

adj
slang aggressive and confrontational: provocative in-your-face activism.

in′-your`-face′


adj.
Informal. confrontational; defiant.
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.in-your-face - blatantly aggressive; "on-line hard-boiled in-your-face pornography"
aggressive - having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends; "an aggressive businessman"; "an aggressive basketball player"; "he was aggressive and imperious; positive in his convictions"; "aggressive drivers"
Translations

in-your-face

in-yer-face [ˌɪnjəˈfeɪs] ADJ [attitude, music, theatre] → agresivo y descarado

in-your-face

, in-yer-face
adj (inf) attitude etcprovokativ
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