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) poco serio(attitude) displicente(attitude) indiferentehe was very flippant about his mother's illness/losing his job — se tomaba la enfermedad de su madre/lo de perder el trabajo muy a la ligera
- The latter two chapter titles are too flippant for the serious situations they describe.
- Even Owen, usually with such a flippant attitude about everything, had raised his eyebrows.
- For some, his work is too dark to be humorous, for others it is too flippant to be serious.
- Millar is no stranger to the flippant remark, and he does not specify exactly what he might deliver.
- Now I have to go and intimidate Mr Mills for a while as payback for his flippant remark.
- James Mason was not a man prone to wild hyperbole or flippant remarks.
- Zach flailed against the cuffs, his rage escalating at her flippant attitude.
- I could wear Armani suits and make flippant remarks in the House of Commons.
- My boss was very supportive and saw the same flippant attitude I did when she spoke to them.
- When I'm with her, I feel like it's okay to be studious or stupid, serious or flippant.
- For a minute, I saw a smirk rise to his lips, and I thought he'd make some flippant remark.
- Though it may seem flippant to say so, she's certainly damaged enough to be a star.
- However, I do not wish to address all of contemporary arts with my flippant remarks.
- This flippant remark pinpoints an essential truth: Mae West was a woman who lived as if she were a man.
- Groucho Marx's flippant remark about the inability of any photograph to capture his inner beauty is profoundly insightful.
- He was irritated by Rob's flippant comments and attitude and wondered why Rob continued to bait him.
- In the end the flippant attitude to the lack of car parking will have disastrous consequences for businesses in Skipton.
- Lyle believes there are effective ways to put across a serious message without being flippant.
- Behind the flippant name hides a serious message about religious ignorance.
- Shaidanna rolled her eyes, suddenly realizing where Galen had picked up his flippant attitude.
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