In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disgusting)repelenteto be repellent to sb — resultarle repelente a algn
- But aside from Edith Massey's masterful turn as Queen Charlotta, the whole repellent realm makes little sense.
- Perhaps the most repellant scene in the movie, it quickly takes the ugly overtones of a rape scene as he forces himself into her.
- There is an especially repellent quotation highlighted in episcopal purple on the back cover.
- This site-specific installation collectively and individually embodies a repellent familiarity.
- Despite their repellent condition, they resemble ancient Britons.
- Aside from the blunt-edged rockers, Smitten features an equally repellant set of languid piano pop.
- That enterprise led to what I thought was a particularly repellent burst of American / European chauvinism - a fantasy that there was nothing there before the Europeans arrived.
- As a result, the metamorphic forms have a simultaneously repellant and enticing effect.
- Billy Bob Thornton is brilliantly repellent as a depressed, alcoholic, obscenity-spouting, safe-cracking department store Santa.
- Uské's freakishness itself is still an oddity that nags one's curiosity, no matter how repellant he is.
- The brutal indifference, the unfeeling isolation of each in his private interest becomes the more repellent and offensive, the more these individuals are crowded together, within a limited space.
- Then, with repellent images of disgust, he urges his mother to cease all sexual relations with Claudius.
- The repellent nature of this image evokes the almost primitive disgust that Nixon was able to elicit from his liberal enemies.
- Jerry also works the streets, pimping his old lady Stella to raise the cash to buy smack from the repellent drug lord, Fats.
- National pride can be a repellent trait in musicians, but Davies throws you off balance here.
- Oil is generating plenty of income, while productivity is often abysmal and the quality of local products repellent.
- The first third of the film intrigues us in a way that the remaining, explicitly repellent two thirds completely obliterates.
- And Flaus is marvellous in the role, making the eccentric, repellent Krapp a sympathetic figure.
- As a film, it makes for difficult, almost repellent viewing.
- Where paint is applied, the woolly material takes on a tacky, repellent quality.
2(against insects, sharks)(pellets/spray/cream) repelentean insect-repellent spray — un spray repelente de insectos
- Avoid using electronic repellent devices, mothballs or other unregistered products.
- Irrigate the area to be treated with 1/2 inch of water before applying the repellent solution and follow with 1 inch or more of water.
- The repellent agent cannot gain anything from the washing materials agent.
- ‘This new repellent chemistry affords flexibility and choice for protection against a variety of disease vectors,’ says Klun.
3(impermeable)impermeablethis fabric is repellent to water — esta tela es impermeable
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