In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Tip in Iceland and you will be seen as arrogant and patronising - and you might get hot soup in your lap.
- One of the worst things you can be accused of today is being arrogant or offensive - even to animals.
- As we continue to fight this war almost alone, it is hard to estimate how costly that arrogant decision was.
- Nella was still angry at their patronising and arrogant behaviour towards her in those times.
- In reality, Fawzia was more shy than cold, and she certainly wasn't arrogant or haughty.
- He said it was arrogant to suggest residents should move to a quieter area.
- I know all this sounds stupid and arrogant but I don't pretend at any level to be able to govern anyone.
- Schumacher is arrogant, triumphalist, sneering and a routine breaker of the rules.
- They look a little deeper into the matter without being pompous, arrogant or patronising.
- It's essential for you not to let yourself appear arrogant and conceited because of this.
- I wouldn't be so arrogant as to say people don't understand the good things we are doing in this area.
- Friends of Hendrie say that some people consider him to be arrogant and superior.
- Yet the arrogant decision to hide these documents away has left a festering sore which has never healed.
- It is the preference and importance given to the male child that makes him arrogant.
- They were more excessive, more arrogant, more abusive than any of their predecessors.
- Alex, who is rather arrogant and unpleasant, begins to receive strange text messages.
- If that doesn't work, he will simply dismiss criticism with an arrogant shrug.
- To the country, it would suggest that an arrogant elite was simply arranging the transfer of power.
- Charles was arrogant, conceited and a strong believer in the divine rights of kings.
- Those who worked with Cameron found him arrogant and unyielding to pressure to alter the course he had set.
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