In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(attitude/smile) desdeñoso(tone) displicentehe's so dismissive of people — tiene una actitud muy desdeñosa para con los demás
- he was very dismissive about his own success — le daba muy poca importancia a su éxito
- pay no attention to that, he said, with a dismissive wave of his hand — —no hagas caso de eso —dijo, quitándole importancia con un ademán
- The same sort of dismissive attitude is evident in response to the latest findings.
- He is dismissive of the tyranny of email, pagers and mobile phones.
- I think the dismissive way people have been dealt with is a disgrace.
- The sceptical scribe answered in the negative; Palmer was annoyed at the dismissive response.
- Some of the regulars are dismissive and civilians don't view them with the same respect as they do the full-timers.
- He denied the trust had been dismissive towards Mr Blackbird and his family.
- Vivek says that some senior professors have been dismissive of their ideas.
- Yet overall, the summer school flaunted a dismissive attitude toward folk history.
- Miss Regan complained to the manager but said he was dismissive of her complaint and walked off while she was still talking to him.
- Woodward, you can also gather, wouldn't have been so dismissive if England had been on the receiving end.
- And did you feel that your colleagues were being dismissive of you because of that?
- Both Dodge and Hollis were sceptical of the worth of intervention and dismissive towards the coalition.
- She is dismissive of talk that the island is any less deserving of public support than any other community in Scotland.
- It's much easier to be hyperbolic, or dismissive, or to give up trying to make judgments and just stick to writing lists.
- I've been watching all this California stuff with a really dismissive attitude.
- I don't remember buying it, she said with a dismissive flick of the wrist.
- Such a dismissive and negative view of these two giants isn't fair, of course.
- He was dismissive of his television work, saying it had paid the rent and bought the groceries, and was now behind him.
- The dismissive attitude was previously the star quality of the north.
- I tried explaining my feud with the waiter, but Jennifer was dismissive.
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