In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(remark) frívolo(remark) superficial(girl) veleidoso(girl) inconstante
- Having been to Royal Ascot in Berkshire last year, my verdict was that the northern meeting was less flamboyant and eccentric, but more flighty and fashionable.
- I do resent a Government Minister telling me I got into debt because I was flighty, frivolous and decadent.
- There was a strange, inflamed, flurried, flighty recklessness of activity about him.
- She played vain, self-obsessed, flighty pieces in High Fidelity and America's Sweetheart, then turned utterly evil in Traffic.
- Oh, apparently it's not my fault the writing here is bad - it's yours for being so flighty and fickle.
- My dad, incidentally, is the same, though perhaps a little less flighty.
- Nothing about life on a farm is skittish or flighty.
- But like wild animals and flighty birds, our dreams are loath to be tamed.
- This is how poor, flighty Lucy Westernra ought to float toward her demon lover - as if she were already severed from earthly ties.
- And finally, what I really wanted to do hasn't happened at all: my mystery novel featuring the flighty Nettie Day.
- She seemed so nervous and flighty, expecting something, frightened of something, anticipating something, excited by something.
- Tortola had been a flighty, silly girl, no more dangerous than a flower.
- Frivolous, flighty, whining and manipulative, she is a woman hanging on to life by her fingernails.
- The little gnome was scatterbrained and flighty, barely able to hold a conversation.
- He appears to have been a flighty, absent-minded luvvy, given to changing his mind daily during rehearsals, much to his fellow actors' annoyance.
- He had a steady head on his shoulders and was different from the whimsical flighty young boys of his age.
- The inclination is to be flighty and irresponsible.
- This is because I'm flighty and align myself constantly with faddish moral causes.
- Although inherently changeable and flighty, those with Gemini rising don't have their heads in the clouds.
- Talk of the job banished all flighty thoughts of living in Oraulei from her mind.
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