In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) de mal carácter(person) desagradable(remark) malintencionado(remark) malicioso
- There is also a ridiculous braggart warrior, and two maidens of different aspect and character, one fair and ill-natured, the other ugly and compassionate, who both visit a magic well in search of a husband.
- Predictably he succumbed to his brother's ill-natured comments and began a whiny protest.
- She knew that she sounded ill-natured, but she wasn't particularly in the mood for company.
- During an ill-natured Senate hearing on the treatment of Vietnam veterans he and another senator found themselves in violent disagreement.
- A fifth lion, rearing up on its hind legs, prepares to attack an unsuspecting but seemingly ill-natured winged griffin seated stiffly on its haunches.
- She proceeded to exploit her ill health to become the most feared of all chronic suffers, an ill-natured and tyrannical invalid.
- Other people we have spoken to believe they are sold to universities for testing purposes, or for use in dog fights (they use these good-natured pets and have vicious ill-natured animals tear them apart for profit and amusement).
- A fascinating variant appeared fifteen years later in The Vermont Anti-Masonic Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1831: ‘Poor fences make lean cattle and ill-natured neighbors’.
- Do you honestly think one chosen by a unicorn would be so ill-natured as to force one of us to do his bidding?
- ‘The way you're holding that bow, it couldn't do much damage anyway,’ came his reply to my ill-natured question.
- I had been aware myself in recent times that this column was dark, unfunny, ill-natured and ill humoured.
- The ill-natured Marx, the venomous Lenin, the murderous Stalin all had a deep-seated loathing of all those who disagreed with them.
- Callan was brought to ill-natured life by actor Edward Woodward, who added a complex moral dimension to the hard-bitten killer, whose life on the edge of society leaves him little room for a personal life.
- Haven't you met an ill-natured Christian before?
- It is more an ill-natured rant than a measured analysis.
- I could not even speak for joy and excitement, and then - how ill-natured of them!
- I ignored the ill-natured feeling and tried to look on the bright side (if there was one).
- No, that was very mean and ill-natured of her!
- The ladies trained their beaks on her, like pale, ill-natured birds, and returned to scanning the crowd for safe subjects of ridicule.
- In the past, when homosexuality was still considered shameful, I was slow to confess my desires to anyone - which made my reluctance to return women's affections seem all the more ill-natured.
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