In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unkind act)to do sb an unkindness — portarse mal con algn
- Cruelty to animals, deliberate unkindness, bullying smaller children: these were major crimes.
- In the face of your inconsideration or unkindness, I may experience pain, indignation, chagrin, shame, annoyance, bashfulness and more besides.
- In apparently impossible circumstances, where nothing but harshness and unkindness prevail, two human beings make contact, or at least one reaches out a hand to another.
- ‘Meanness’ connotes not only the personal characteristics of spite, unkindness, or aggression, but also the social conditions of shabbiness and impoverishment.
- Certainly, that notion is incompatible with cruelty and unkindness to one another.
2(lack of kindness) falta de amabilidad feminine(cruelty) crueldad feminine
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