In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(conduct/person/remark) frívolo(detail/problem) nimio
- The more frivolous among them behave like teenagers on the rampage; the more serious take courses in improving subjects.
- In fact, even today, I doubt my parents would spend money on items they would consider frivolous and useless.
- It seemed, as always, that I was either going to be utterly serious or completely frivolous.
- We are dumbfounded by frivolous concerns about violence preventing such an effort to succeed.
- The defendants delayed the trial for years with dozens of frivolous appeals.
- Don't judges have the power to throw out frivolous lawsuits and even fine the lawyers and the litigants?
- Its claims are not frivolous or vexatious and definitely present a serious case to be tried.
- The outpouring of compassion for the daily deaths of thousands is suddenly treated as a frivolous distraction.
- So they have made him arts spokesman in the hopes that he will appear serious rather than frivolous, amusing but not foolish.
- I find it insulting that our elected councillors are prepared to waste both their time and ours on such frivolous and pointless schemes.
- Sometimes we repress our good humour, because we are afraid that others will think we are frivolous or foolish.
- She believed in him and she was not a frivolous person, so her opinion counted.
- These facts are often used to depict Mary in a one-sided way as frivolous and irresponsible.
- But I don't think they could change it on a whim or for any frivolous reason.
- That, of course, would add to the cost, and city council is rarely in the mood to spend money on something so frivolous as the past.
- But this was Nero, and he would not be Nero without being frivolous.
- I think acting is still looked down upon as a frivolous activity and not a real job or a serious profession.
- This frivolous attitude towards love reflects an immature response to abrupt freedom and independence.
- Drug companies claim the union and consumer plan would encourage frivolous lawsuits.
- She was as complex as she was caring, as frivolous as she was serious with a wicked sense of fun.
- Indeed to those who think only such things as making money or providing material goods are serious, it may seem frivolous.
- Then, if the lawsuit is frivolous, why should it produce grave consequences for Germany?
- Everything that she made a mental note of seemed unimportant and frivolous.
- They say we do not support this bill because we are frivolous and because we are jealous.
- While the two senior residents certainly met the needs requirement, the case was deemed frivolous and turned down.
- Some are serious, and some are frivolous - but all are entertaining.
- When philosophers take liberties with language to make their distinctive points they are not frivolous.
- Let's not pull it apart by making extra work for administrators or managers with frivolous complaints.
- When I do have money, I tend to spend it on frivolous things for myself and presents for my friends.
- There are those who scoff at the school boy, calling him frivolous and shallow.
- That's why it's important to pass a law that would protect the industry from frivolous lawsuits.
- They provide a frivolous distraction for a government that should be implementing a serious energy policy.
- I do resent a Government Minister telling me I got into debt because I was flighty, frivolous and decadent.
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