In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He was a kind, quiet, inoffensive man who was a wonderful neighbour.
- Here he portrayed his wife, not as mild or inoffensive, but as argumentative and idle.
- He was a quiet, inoffensive gentleman of the old style, who devoted his time to his work and family.
- The present sign on a wall is inoffensive, out of the way and informs the public that here is to be found something which is necessary and desirable.
- I don't see a problem - he wears inoffensive casual clothes that don't always fit properly.
- A quiet, inoffensive person, she was the essence of gentleness and kindness.
- A woman of great religious beliefs she was of a most inoffensive nature and was very popular in the local community.
- The film might end up being completely inoffensive for all I know, but I see why they are worried.
- He is fondly remembered by his neighbours and friends as a kind, helpful and inoffensive man.
- The result is a highly inoffensive, passable sound which has its interesting, if unremarkable, moments.
- The need of the electorate was to reject and eject a corrupt administration, Labour being an inoffensive alternative.
- Of a kind and inoffensive disposition she died as she had lived ever so quietly and peacefully.
- The whole experience was offensively inoffensive - mechanically brilliant but creatively dead.
- In many cases, inoffensive people are injured in unprovoked assaults.
- Still, it is inoffensive and harmless, and even a little bit cute in its own way.
- A quiet, kind and inoffensive woman she enjoyed the simple things in life and looked forward to a weekly game of bingo.
- The debates was little more than a cosy session of swapping inoffensive historical anecdotes about libraries.
- He was a familiar sight around the town where his kind and inoffensive disposition endeared him to all.
- Continue to look at them and their placid, inoffensive appearance draws you in with a curious and unexpected power.
- A man of impeccable character, his quiet and inoffensive manner endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
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