In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1afrenta feminineaffront to sb/sth — afrenta a algn/algo
- The fence itself took less than three minutes to come down as people attacked what was widely perceived to be an affront to freedom of assembly and speech.
- ‘Homelessness in all its forms is an affront to social justice,’ he said.
- It is an affront to normal, decent, peace-abiding people of the civilised world.
- Limits upon personal freedom and choice are an affront to all that is sacred.
- A political programme that erodes human dignity is an affront to all of us, and deserves condemnation from every pulpit in the land.
- Excluding an individual on the basis of marital status or sexual orientation is an affront to that person's dignity.
- This is not simply an affront to the detainees, but to all of us.
- All, however, recognized that it was an affront to academic freedom and a violation of faculty autonomy.
- It is an affront to anyone with any sense of human dignity and common decency, regardless of where they stand on the issue.
- We weren't the least bit insulted at such an affront to our then easy going, leisurely ways.
- His ideas are obviously foolish, easily disproved, an affront to any reasoning person.
- I don't consider an insensitive person who won't pick up after their dog an affront to my personal beliefs.
- His no-show for any reason other than a personal trauma is a disgrace and an affront to local democracy.
- Articles of this sort are an affront to those who died.
- It was an affront to the English language and an offence against all educated people.
- To say so would be an affront to the overwhelming majority of conscientious people of both communities.
- That the power to deny anything from occupying city land rests in the hands of city hall is an affront to the real owners of that land - the people who live in the city.
- At the time she said the ad was not intended to cause offence and described the ban as ‘absurd and an affront to the British sense of humour’.
- The Foreign Affairs spokesman said this attempt to bypass the people would be an affront to democracy.
- The conduct that has come to light is an affront to the most basic standards of morality and decency.
1ofenderthis affronts our dignity — esto constituye una afrenta a nuestra dignidad
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