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) obcecado(person) obstinado(attempt) desatinado
- If you feel really strongly that my opinions are shocking or wrong-headed, you could perfectly well publish them with an appropriate editorial disclaimer.
- However wrong-headed their views, they are nonetheless entitled to air them; as elected leaders they can claim a mandate to put them forward.
- The government bureaucrats may continue in the old, wrong-headed, and unscientific rhetoric, but the public health people should know better.
- They were full of regret at missed opportunities and wrong-headed policies, but they were not angry.
- My understanding (let alone expertise) in such fields is nonexistent and some of my opinions others on this site find wrong-headed.
- Furthermore, calls to prioritise cleaner air at the expense of other beneficial aspects of modern life, such as transport and industry, seem as wrong-headed as they are unnecessary.
- The weakening of the Federalist party and its eventual demise a few years later were largely due to Hamilton's wrong-headed meddling.
- Well, Jonathan, my understanding is that the thinking at the time was laudable, but it was probably wrong-headed.
- You may regard some decisions as misconceived and wrong-headed, but we must have an authoritative structure to preserve the rule of law.
- But his vigilante approach seems so wrong-headed.
- I think they are often wrong-headed and foolish, but nobody deserves to be indiscriminately beaten because of their political beliefs.
- To act like the worlds of politics and sport are completely separated and that there is no interaction between them at all is wrong-headed and ridiculous.
- But the suggestion that scientists are pointlessly pursuing experiments and models that do not work is just wrong-headed.
- That naive misunderstanding summarizes the threat posed by this good-hearted, wrong-headed legislation.
- I find this totally stunning and completely wrong-headed.
- Sometimes a person can go so far out that you have difficulty knowing whether their views are wrong-headed only or actually deranged.
- I suppose I just think the world is complex, and even wrong-headed actions can sometimes have beneficial outcomes.
- ‘It just seemed to me that their way of paying tribute was wrong-headed,’ he said.
- The approach such provisions represent is wrong-headed and ill-considered - and unworthy of a democratic society.
- They are wrong-headed and politically driven obsessions, not compassionate advisements intended to relieve human suffering.
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