In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fiendish)(plan/machinations) diabólico(machinations/plan) satánico(grin/cruelty) perverso(cruelty/grin) satánico
- Rising from the verdant splendour of the Ukrainian countryside, Zaporozhye looks like a diabolical inferno; a city on fire.
- If you were an diabolical terrorist mastermind living in a cave, around what place would you centre your evil terrorist plans?
- Nazism was a diabolical monstrosity and it was fitting not only to commemorate its demise, but also to celebrate the millions who paid the highest sacrifice.
- One can only marvel at the fiendish and diabolical powers of darkness under Hillary's wicked command.
- From beginning to end, we are prey to the movie's diabolical killer, who presents us with a variety of abominable ways to slay and mutilate his victims.
- Now is the time to show our courage, to show our resilience, to show the perpetrators of this diabolical act that our spirit is more resolute and determined than ever before.
- We are capable of diabolical evil - and angelic goodness.
- It was indeed very fitting that the President of the USA should have two direct descendants from that diabolical slave trade on hands for his African visit.
- Well, Octavia, when they blame U.S., are they suggesting some sort of diabolical plot?
- In a floor speech, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, called the juxtaposition diabolical.
- I think what happens is we have these two tendencies, divine and diabolical, the sinner and the saint, the sacred and profane.
- Far too few have taken this diabolical wickedness seriously.
- As much as it may surprise you, I do have a plan, a diabolical plan for the destruction of Hydrogen Guy and his infernal cohorts.
- The Devil and his diabolical servants seemed to have no interest in the fate of individual mortals for the moment.
- Was there some evil demonic being looking to recruit unsuspecting people for a diabolical plan?
- There's a certain diabolical quality about him.
- The choice of name, ‘Death March,’ was said to be the evidence of the diabolical intent of Stephen Cadiz and his group.
- Potter wanted to twist this plot around, and have a much more diabolical character accomplish the same thing by accident.
- It sounded very much like she was trying to sound evil and diabolical, but all she came across as was somewhat disturbed.
- Now, I count myself among that small minority of middle class Indians who believe that both are serious problems and that it is diabolical to find excuses for them.
2British informal(very bad)espantosoatroz
- The diabolical state of two of the main roads into Claremorris town was once again addressed at a meeting in the South Mayo capital last week.
- The book's production set some novel - not to say diabolical problems for Melbourne University Press.
- The bumper delivered from round the wicket looked diabolical.
- And through some diabolical mishap of unfortunate engineering, all of it exited through one toilet in her basement.
- Tudor's first spell was handy, his second was diabolical.
- I think it's absolutely diabolical and disgraceful that the England players even contemplated going on strike.
- The way in which the process has taken place, and the rush and haste in which this legislation is being rammed through, are a diabolical disgrace.
- The very notion is ‘insidious, unworthy, diabolical, appalling, shrill and hysterical’.
- Something diabolical happened in Canberra on Thursday.
- But what happens in the dating world, alas, is something more diabolical and complex.
- And Labor, in truth, is responsible for the diabolical state of ethics in Australia's radio and commercial television media.
- But it was going to be really diabolical this weekend up north, before Sydney came to the Friday night first semi-final party.
- I say, and New Zealand First says, that it is a diabolical disgrace to spend $21.15 million in this way.
- The horse came out after a diabolical performance on the second day of the competition where he didn't leave the ground on some of the fences in the Nations Cup competition.
- It was diabolical that only 885 dogs are licensed in Co Carlow.
- It was all an insidious and diabolical mistake.
- Indeed, The Price is Right is little more than a diabolical scheme to trick the viewer into watching 60 minutes of continuous advertising.
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