In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(boredom/monotony/gloom) total(boredom/monotony/gloom) absoluto(suffering) continuo(suffering) sin treguaa blank wall unrelieved by any decorative features — un muro liso desprovisto de toda decoración
- Indeed, it could fairly be said to have started the long period of unrelieved Celtic supremacy which characterised the late sixties and early seventies.
- It had been a historical commonplace to view the long interval between Archimedes and Galileo as a period of unrelieved ignorance and superstition.
- Still, the result of such an unrelieved diet of negativity is that for most Australians at the beginning of the 21st Century the profession of politics ranks down with used car salesmen.
- Soon I'll be reduced to relating little incidents from my life, unrelieved by links anywhere.
- Could someone please spread the word to the awards-seeking moviemakers of the world that unrelieved solemnity is not truer to life, not even in our worst moments.
- The literary genre best suited to represent it seems to be the textbook, which, according to Ravitch, is assembled nowadays with so much tact and caution that the result is unrelieved banality.
- I saw now that the unrelieved white of the landscape was actually the blue of buried water, the rose of reflected dawn, and the yellowish green of marsh grasses mounded beneath the drifts, awaiting spring.
- Either way, the result is unrelieved shallowness.
- If you read their stories, they are almost uniformly bleak, with stories of unrelieved violence and horrific choices.
- Refreshed and regowned, again in dark colors unrelieved by any bright embroidery, Aene paced nervously along a subtly lit path towards the Castrea residence.
- The scale is daunting, the monotony unrelieved.
- It turns out that randomly selected laws lead almost inevitably either to unrelieved chaos or boring and uneventful simplicity.
- And it was this unrelieved emotion that made The Children Are Watching Us such a radical departure for a film made during the last years of the Fascist regime.
- Its tracks lent his street a bleak aspect unrelieved by the plain Californian bungalows opposite of Loftus Crescent.
- Brilliantly though the power of war to destroy, corrupt and degrade everything it touches is conveyed, the book's unrelieved grimness will be a problem for some.
- They show that the President's popularity has slipped somewhat in the past few weeks, no doubt the effect of constant attacks by the Democrats over Iraq and other matters and unrelieved negativity in the press on Iraq.
- Ahead, along the lonely Stuart Highway, lay 900-plus miles of largely unrelieved emptiness all the way to Alice Springs, and beyond it, Uluru.
- Ruthless editing would have crafted sharp-edged form out of the three hours of exhausting overabundance, infused subtlety into unrelieved shrillness.
- The unrelieved pessimism that pervades the book bogs down the reader.
- Yellow is an image of joy and happiness to most people, but studies show that spending lots of time in a room that's yellow unrelieved by other colours can make you feel irritable and hostile.
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