In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1absolutotwo weeks of unmitigated tedium — dos semanas del tedio más absoluto
- it was an unmitigated failure — fue un fracaso rotundo / absoluto / total
- the book was unmitigated rubbish — el libro era pura bazofia
- The unmitigated disaster that administration produced paved the way for Republican ascendency.
- Don't buy into it: it's unmitigated propaganda intended to silence you.
- When it comes to pure, unmitigated, no-strings-attached martial arts action this delivers the goods.
- From Berlin, Bill Allen reports on how Germans are digging in against what they see as an unmitigated attack on the language of Goethe and Schiller.
- Become inebriated, do not fight it, revel in the sheer joy of unmitigated excess and alcohol induced stupidity.
- Anyhow, Will does have a good column up about the unmitigated liberalism of the American professoriate.
- For all its vaunted economic metal-bashing success as a homogenous nation, Germany has been an unmitigated, ghastly failure.
- The Magic Roundabout gets an almost unmitigated thumbs down
- As she rested her head on his shoulder and closed her sore eyes, his expression of sadness swiftly turned to one of pure, unmitigated triumph.
- The Manila water privatisation hasn't been an unmitigated success.
- The end result is a response that falls into either unmitigated disaster or total bliss as to an evaluation of the state of my mind.
- That claim will be utter, unmitigated, fully-fledged nonsense.
- Pure invective, unmitigated by any sophistication, subtlety or decorum.
- The utter sanctity of the Green movement; the unmitigated evil of nuclear power.
- It's like the EU: brilliant idea in theory, but an absolute bloody mishandled, unmitigated disaster.
- It appears that the more thoughtful realise that an evacuation of a Swedish city would be a complete and unmitigated disaster.
- In a society overdosing on unmitigated capitalism, it's not just a matter of scant disposable income.
- It's a long time since I heard such unmitigated snobbery.
- Democracy does not mean unmitigated majority rule, but recognition and cultivation of minorities.
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