In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1detestablethe idea was obnoxious to me — la idea me era repelente / repugnante
- he was particularly obnoxious last night — anoche estuvo absolutamente odioso
- I had a faint hope that the heat would remove that obnoxious weed ragwort from the roadsides of Cumbria.
- It is incredibly difficult to find a high school student who isn't obnoxious.
- We have, in this country, a generation of obnoxious, unruly, disrespectful louts.
- I had to call each of my clerks into my office one at a time and explain how what I did actually made the obnoxious guy feel worse.
- Its puerile response to grave matters would seem obnoxious if it did not yield such irresistible jokes.
- I find it obnoxious and frightening to see drunks in bars and on the streets.
- It has become bigger and more obnoxious than the people and events themselves.
- A decent living politician is one who is not actively corrupt, rude, obnoxious, vile or idiotic.
- More than just unpleasant, the obnoxious smell was stifling and suffocating.
- I picked up the fake gun and held in a particularly obnoxious woman's face.
- Returning to her native city from Asia, she was driven home by a rude, obnoxious and deceitful driver.
- I started with obnoxious colours, brown and red mainly, and worked from there.
- His is biased, obnoxious, and arrogant but we knew that about him before the book came out.
- I assume he was not aware of the fact that he was in a church and being extremely obnoxious.
- Like a nasty fungus or a obnoxious flatmate, the government will expand to fill any available space.
- The smell of cigarettes can be rather obnoxious, even in the street.
- The water was a shade of obnoxious blue that gave the sky a run for its money.
- I could have sworn this obnoxious clause had been dropped, after widespread criticism.
- Sadly the bottom line is that she spends a lot of money with us and by virtue of that we have to accept her obnoxious visits.
- Last night I turned into one of those obnoxious young things on a tour, just like I vowed never to be.
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