In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(complete, total)(refusal/opposition) rotundo(refusal/opposition) total(refusal/opposition) categórico(hostility) declarado(hostility) abierto(contempt) total(contempt) absoluto(majority) claro(winner) indiscutido(lie) descaradohe told an outright lie — mintió descaradamente
- It cannot be outright optimism or downright pessimism.
- The reason for such caution by trade unions is obvious - a strike once embarked upon is hard to stop, short of an outright victory or a total defeat.
- A simple majority was needed for outright victory.
- Having come so close to success in 2003, there is only one achievement that will satisfy in 2004 - outright victory in the Formula One World Championship.
- In both, however, the issue was the postponement of operations, not an outright refusal to carry them out.
- Sometimes writers oversimplify in one story and the simplification gets picked up as outright universal fact.
- But outright refusal often gets people labelled as freaks or loonies, and correspondingly discredits the challenges they deliver in the eyes of those they address them to.
- But even though he said the Tories had their best chance for 24 years to regain control, he stopped short of forecasting outright victory for his party.
- He would leave it open and hit weak fades or outright slices.
- Thus, tarnished beauty tends to be more effective than outright perfection.
- But nothing less than outright victory satisfies me and I'm determined to put things right with my next effort.
- One outright complaint: it's not loud enough.
- His art continues to inspire responses ranging from unequivocal praise to outright condemnation.
- On completion an outright winner emerged with three teams sharing second place.
- An outright refusal would, of course, have ignited claims of prejudice and condemnation by the the liberal press, ever on the lookout for a stick to beat established institutions.
- As such it is an outright rejection of many religious traditions' ultimate aims.
- But the punishing rocks made strength and reliability as important as outright speed.
- They're too simple to discern outright lies and campaign propaganda from real policies.
- Between outright war and total appeasement there are various degrees of pressure that can be applied.
- Yet zoologists have consistently reacted to these phenomena with a mixture of incredulity, confusion, and even outright hostility.
- Six towns, which achieved litter-free status, competed for the outright prize.
- And all are either outright myths or severe distortions of truth.
- But the overwhelming response from city landlords has been an outright rejection of the request.
- And the daring of outright substitution ups the complexity quotient.
- However, any outright refusal of Western aesthetics must be qualified.
- But the USA took outright victory because of a higher number of second places, 14-6.
- It is a sign of the times for the struggling County Champions that their sole ambition over four days against Somerset was to emerge with a draw rather than a defeat but nothing short of outright victory was what was really required.
- Both teams have impressed at championship level in recent years and to be fair, both deserve the ultimate accolade of outright champions.
- At the time of writing, an outright victory for the 1960s - while still possible - is the least likely outcome.
- Clearly once risk is traded in this way there is significant scope for miscalculation and even outright fraud.
- The book is a policy wonk's dream, and there's enough here to make you pull out your hair over the amount of graft and outright cheating going on in the open.
- At best they were footnotes on the contrary theme, at worst outright obfuscation.
- I could see she was having a hard time deciding whether to completely accuse me of outright lying or question me further.
- As a country moves, one hopes, from outright dictatorship to full liberal democracy, the rules change.
- It was obvious that outright refusal would have been an insult.
- I, and many others, must say that enough is enough, and nothing short of a total outright ban would be acceptable
- That was a downright and outright lie, but did I care?
- Then the regional financial crisis hit and suddenly the air was full of accusations of bureaucratic ineptitude, corruption and outright dereliction of duty.
- In most states, a pet cannot receive an outright bequest because animals traditionally have been viewed as property under the law.
- He came 20th, causing him great disappointment as his objective was no less than outright victory.
- Still, it's depressing to think that outright brutality is now the test.
- The most recent success - not yet an outright victory - has been the government climbdown on pensions for public sector workers.
- He withdrew his amendment and said it wasn't needed after all, leaving the door open to the outright ban duly backed by an overwhelming majority of MPs.
- The simplest way to bet on the final is to pick the outright winners.
- The paying passengers were treated with total disregard and sometimes even outright abuse.
- Over the next couple of weeks, her daughter's lack of interest in nursing turned into outright refusal.
- The truth is, disappointments and outright failure mark the real world of publicly financed convention centers, stadiums, and hotels.
- Companies that fail to adapt to economic conditions by carrying an oversized and expensive staff may be courting the ultimate job-killer: outright failure.
- The majority of outright winners were from the junior category.
- Usually this is expressed with bitterness if not outright hostility.
- These ranged from open derision to outright firings, and even attempts to rescind earned degrees.
- These views can be hard to tell apart: the distinction between radical transformation and outright abolition is not clear-cut.
- More radical action - warning labels on food or even outright bans - would probably be counterproductive.
- He said they had ‘an outright positive impact’ on the municipal district.
- A matrix can be created that describes traditional group relations, ranging from full cooperation to outright conflict.
- The attitude toward the poor is at best one of official indifference, and at worst outright criminalization.
- Her conversation betrays disappointment, anger, and an outright refusal to be labeled a victim.
- Although few expect an outright crash, even property professionals who ritually talk up the market are pessimistic.
- They were outright winners of the prizes for best business development; personal development of company directors; and most enterprising company.
- Another round of voting will be carried out in the summer, with points totals added together to produce outright winners for the year.
1(completely)(refuse/reject) rotundamente(refuse/reject) categóricamente(reject/refuse) terminantemente(ban) totalmente(win) indiscutiblemente
2(directly, frankly)(ask/say) abiertamente(say/ask) directamente
3(in ownership)she owns the house outright — la casa es suya — sin gravámenes
- they offered to buy the play outright — le propusieron comprarle todos los derechos de la obra
4(instantly)(kill) en el acto
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