In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Donald was ingenuous and unworldly.
- Policy-planning, decision-making and implementation of strategy should be transparent and ingenuous.
- She thanked me with ingenuous sweetness for coming home with her.
- At the risk of being thought even more ingenuous or, indeed, of exposing myself to ridicule, let me present another idea.
- He praises natural gracefulness in contrast to formal restraint: "an ingenuous freedom is better than constraint".
- I assure you, I'm neither ingenuous or disingenuous here.
- This ingenuous charm contrasts with Mason's greater worldliness, greater opacity.
- But underneath it, in the emotional and psychological content, the plot is very ingenuous, almost adolescent.
- Ryder's familiarity with the camera contributes to his disarmingly ingenuous presence, by turns determined and naive.
- You have guests staying: nice, kind, ingenuous and well-meaning people, who are also rather boring.
- "Let's just keep it that way," Hallie replied, giving her an ingenuous.
- Somewhat ingenuous and too trusting, nevertheless he made a lasting contribution to the land he came to love.
- It seemed to my ingenuous eyes that this fellow was literally handing out cash to patrons as they entered the theater, and it occurred to me that this might be some kind of rebate.
- It had a sly, ingenuous surface, the charming and amusing thoughts of a group of seven-year-olds ruminating on sex, money, school, race, love, mum and dad, the future and each other.
- Such ingenuous theatricality marked much of that failed President's public speech, just as it marks his son's - a self-reflexiveness that many journalists noted at the time.
- They were charming youths, ingenuous and intelligent at the same time.
- The original novel caught the ingenuous babble of its protagonist, naively recording the happy circumstances of her household as her master closed in on her.
- It may these days sound ingenuous, but in my memory the company gave a great deal more genuine consideration to its employees than one can find in the mealy-mouthed mantras of ‘human resources’.
- Sometimes the reviewer knows nothing of the author or the reputation in which a book comes wrapped, the result being a rare, ingenuous honesty.
- Speaking personally however may I suggest that for European consumption you would be wise to omit details of your national service, which you describe with such evident and ingenuous pride?
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.