In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(admission) hecho a regañadientes(attitude/ways) mezquino(ways/attitude) poco generosohe is grudging in his praise — le cuesta mucho hacer elogios
- She gave her grudging approval, though the world must have seemed more dangerous than ever in the midst of a cholera epidemic that claimed sixteen thousand Parisians between March and May 1849.
- The First Minister eventually decided to go to Normandy, but his decision to do so, and the accompanying apology, was seen as grudging and petulant.
- Well, calling this a grudging or a reluctant acceptance is a huge understatement, Bob.
- There was a general, reluctant, grudging assent to do this, but they were all complying when suddenly a voice broke in.
- But I do think there's been a willingness, or even a grudging willingness, to accept this as a good first step.
- ‘All the financial investment would have been for nought if our staff were working with sour faces and a grudging attitude,’ he said.
- Often, only the pressure of the spending timetable in the plan forced grudging assent out of some of the voting members.
- After months of trying to undo the harm caused by our deception, we finally managed to promote a grudging parental acceptance of the strange new children of humankind.
- I have a grudging awareness that I may spend my whole life accepting this fear.
- The newspaper offered only a grudging apology for its reprehensible victimization of Lee and did not discipline any of the reporters involved.
- First you get a period of moral panic, then a grudging, dismissive acceptance, and then, eventually, a recognition of cultural worth.
- He was not even gracious enough to apologise and did not do so until some time later when it became expedient, in terms of his public image, to offer a grudging and less than grovelling apology.
- I was a career thief and I suppose there is grudging respect on both sides.
- While there was a grudging acceptance that amalgamation would proceed, there were two troubling outcomes.
- This acknowledgement is almost grudging and apologetic.
- It is, in essence, a buddy piece: a fugitive, arrested 30 years before for protesting his government's eugenics program, forms a grudging friendship with an alien.
- And this isn't just a grudging type of support offered through clenched teeth: they are advertising the fact with a huge ‘Good Luck England’ poster filling an ornate window.
- Additionally, the grudging acceptance of the Welsh victory was subsumed beneath an avalanche of regurgitated nonsense on qualification from the previous week.
- I think after the anger comes some sort of grudging acceptance, but it's not going to be a very calming acceptance.
- In a grudging manner she also apologised to me, complaining that she was tired.
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