In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(stupid, coarse)(joke) burdo(remark) grosero(remark) de muy poco gusto(remark) de muy poco tacto
- It's just a maelstrom of shrieking children, crass commercialism, and ratcheting credit card debt.
- To ignore such an evident flowering of talent and achievement is not only crass stupidity but a wasted opportunity.
- It is very often cheesy and crass, and is completely pretentious from start to finish!
- It was a mindless and moronic act of political naivete and crass immaturity.
- For them, the West was crass, materialistic and, of course, morally rotten.
- I hope this doesn't appear crass, but it hints at the desperation of the survivors that we can help by sending rice to that region.
- It's crass, sadistic and appeals to the very worst in human nature.
- There's something fundamentally crass and vaguely offensive about all of this, isn't there?
- What I am saying is no one, absolutely no one, should have to put up with crass disrespect.
- To state baldly that it's purely between the woman and her doctor is crass and simplistic at the very least.
- Communal forces thrive on the crass ignorance of the masses concerning the essentials of their faith.
- As a result, the next generation was to tend towards political quietism and, worst of all, a crass materialism.
- There's nothing wrong with a healthy spirit of crass commercialism, or even a whiff of naked greed these days, is there?
- Not only he is he a crass bigot, and therefore worthy of shooting, but absolutely illogical.
- Yet I am not advocating a crass rationalism in which reverence, empathy and love have no place.
- By setting such a trap or permitting an employee to do so on a river where otters are breeding is crass stupidity.
- Over the next decade, the crass stupidity of the words must have haunted them.
- It seems staggeringly crass and inappropriate, but I understand his need to record this terrible scene.
- Some of the songs were straight from the top of the genius pile, while others were just crass, crude and downright stupid.
- In place of serious musical appreciation we got crass superficiality.
2(utter, extreme)(ignorance) craso(ignorance) supino(stupidity) extremo
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