In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to be ill-disposed toward sb — estar predispuesto en contra de algn
- to be ill-disposed to sth
- she's known to be ill-disposed to any changes — se sabe que está poco dispuesta a aceptar cambios
- I'm ill-disposed to help them — me siento poco dispuesto a ayudarlos
- As the story progresses, his conspicuous use of foreign terms - agapemone, desiderata, virgo intacta, pace, esprit fort - makes us increasingly ill-disposed to tolerate his point of view.
- He described Thomas Paine as a traitor to his country, a wicked, malicious, seditious and ill-disposed individual, who had actively supported both the American and the French Revolutions.
- People confident of their economic position would be ill-disposed towards changing the government.
- To tell the truth, I feel equally ill-disposed towards ‘American Beauty,’ which I haven't, and won't, see.
- In addition to several reverses, there was the particularly worrying question of Japan, a country ill-disposed to the Allied powers.
- Ideologues are quick to run to take up defensive positions against perceived ideological attacks by the other side, leaving them ill-disposed to think through rational analyses of the problems posed by aging populations.
- British journalists seem particularly ill-disposed towards him.
- This alienated the democrats, who were ill-disposed to trust an army general anyway.
- They were all ill-disposed toward my argument.
- The latter three register as defensible, legitimate recordings, no matter how ill-disposed a given listener's attitude might be towards the genre.
- Brannon, a recent Columbia M.F.A. with a penchant for graphic design, may use paint, but one easily gets the sense that he is ill-disposed to brushwork.
- The anxieties of a society traditionally ill-disposed to taxation in general and new forms of taxation in particular made the task of the Treasury and the Committee of Ways and Means increasingly harrowing.
- Companies like Swedish SKF and Kodak, among others, will interpret such a step as an ill-disposed attitude towards foreign investors in general.
- This season he is part of a Celtic squad which is ill-disposed to losing, regardless of who they are playing and in which competition.
- But the officers remained angry, unsettled, and ill-disposed toward his message.
- She felt an uneasy qualm at the thought of her garden-proud neighbour, who was already ill-disposed towards the foxes, discovering caches of putrefying cheese among her spring flowers.
- Surely this expresses, in part, Guest's anxiety about critics who were ill-disposed toward the beauty, elusive humor, and obliquity of her style.
- His artistic vision is as brilliant, if not much deeper, than the layer where light bounces off the silver screen, and he is ill-disposed to let facts get in the way of what works dramatically.
- This almost certainly has something to do with the national mood since September 11, which has been defensive for obvious reasons, and particularly ill-disposed to introspection and self-doubt.
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