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/personality) encerrado en sí mismo(person/personality) introvertidowe should try to become less inward-looking — deberíamos mirarnos menos el ombligo
- But this is a small town as typical as anywhere else in the American heartland: earnest, churchy, amiable, inward-looking, bland, conformist, trusting.
- Half a century ago, Spanish speakers were an inward-looking community; we projected ourselves in only very limited ways beyond our traditional linguistic confines.
- Yet even 20 years ago, it stood out for its parochialism, its inward-looking nature, its relative innocence.
- The party was written off as an authoritarian, inward-looking dinosaur, made obsolete by the country's opening to the global economy.
- While it can serve as a call to arms, and is often articulated that way, it is also commonly used to invoke a more spiritual, inward-looking devotion.
- In Bradford, there seem to be a lot of inward-looking people who don't want to take too many risks.
- As competition from Asia increases and shareholders clamour for ever faster growth some regard the inward-looking nature of the family corporate setup as untenable.
- We had been an isolated, siege economy, very inward-looking, suddenly had to open up and participate, compete in this new global economy.
- The word insular derives from the Latin word for island, and most islands become just that: inward-looking, self-sufficient and self-absorbed.
- He said that these sects cut themselves off from the mainstream of English national life by pursuing their own narrow and inward-looking interests.
- It is as if he lives on an island of inward-looking spirituality where excitement and ardour are shelved, and where loneliness is a background against which self-cultivation can progress.
- Beneath the kitsch of the souvenir shops, Lourdes is raw and elemental; situated in rather gloomy inward-looking craggy mountains.
- Openness to other cultures and the future gave way to inward-looking rivalry and mediocrity, as a closed tribal mentality reasserted itself.
- Justice and home affairs ministries were traditionally some of the most parochial and inward-looking of all national ministries before the European Union came along.
- But if the inward-looking nature of working-class culture was born of limited opportunities, the answer is to widen the choices rather than cherish the insularity.
- The tone too, is irritating: Brooding, weepy and utterly inward-looking, as though no world exists beyond one's own emotional landscape.
- As fascinating as an extreme close-up can be, too often it becomes too inward-looking, self-reflexive, about itself.
- The US public is often stereotyped as insular and inward-looking.
- It serves to convince us that there is large body of people who are merely self-interested, inward-looking and consumption oriented.
- It was not a complacent or narrow or inward-looking self-confidence.
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