In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unpleasant)(task/chore) desagradableto be distasteful to sb — desagradarle / resultarle desagradable a algn
- Making use of the emotionally disturbed in this way has become a distasteful trend on the political left.
- But it is not nearly as distasteful as the fact that four people have died at this accident black spot in four years.
- As it is, there is something fishy, even distasteful, about the way this story has been broken.
- If someone is unpleasant or distasteful, postings from that address can be blocked.
- Of course, in some ways this notion is distasteful, obscene and disgusting.
- So far, this book is only confirming what I thought: that the whole thing is distasteful and nothing to do with real life.
- What to some might seem a distasteful consumer frenzy in the wake of so much human suffering is crucial to keeping our economy afloat.
- For sentimental reasons some may find this treatment distasteful.
- It may even be distasteful to watch teenagers reduced to tears.
- Debates emphasize ills to be corrected rather than distasteful choices to be made.
- And this seems to be what the advocates of corporate philanthropy find distasteful.
- Yes, folding the tent on investments whose high hopes are dashed is mighty distasteful.
- The public could boycott distasteful TV serials, after all they held the remote.
- I find this kind of coverage distasteful, pointless and irrelevant.
- The notion that a small group would disrupt the event for reasons of self-interest will be regarded as distasteful.
- There's something a bit distasteful about the implications of much of the campaign, too.
- Angharad was not used to being ignored and it was an unpleasant and distasteful position to be in.
- I attended one Old Firm match in the 1970s and found it an unpleasant and distasteful affair.
- These guy games may seem distasteful, but it should be no secret that girls play similarly in bar situations.
- The ironic cheers from the home support towards the end of the game were particularly distasteful and served little purpose.
2(offensive)(picture/remark/book) de mal gusto
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