In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cruelty/evil) incalificable(cruelty/evil) atroz(ecstasy/joy) indescriptible(ecstasy/joy) inefableshe's an unspeakable bore — es una pesada insoportable
- This is the kind of unspeakable inhumanity we are all up against.
- Admittedly there can be no denying the horror, the unspeakable horror of what had transpired at the Cathedral nearly three years ago.
- The scale of destruction is unthinkable, and the horror is unspeakable.
- Tiny figures huddled in sweatshops, toiling in unspeakable conditions.
- If this is so, then writing becomes a problematic activity. If the writer uses words connected to the world, then cannot express an unspeakable experience.
- For years people have struggled with the idea that their favourite novelist was an unspeakable racist or their beloved composer a Nazi sympathizer.
- I am equally sure that those parents feel unspeakable grief once the phone call came that their beloved one would not be returning home.
- Famine anywhere is a tragedy, but when it is caused by a country's government it is an unspeakable crime.
- His beautifully judged film matches the moments of comedy with glimpses of the unspeakable tragedies that can send a life into tailspin.
- My sisters and I understood very little of the unspeakable reality he sought to describe.
- I love to write, but I feel an unspeakable dread when faced with editing.
- Just the sound of it fills the world with unspeakable joy.
- The character sees no alternative to performing an unspeakable act and, in the end, she's the one who will suffer the most from it.
- The wounds inflicted on minority women can hardly heal especially when they were subjected to such unspeakable crimes.
- Or were the crimes she committed so unspeakable as to be beyond forgiveness?
- Please drop whatever you're doing and throw your weight behind the campaign to put a stop to these unspeakable abuses.
- The movie lifts the lid on this seething cauldron of unspoken, unspeakable shame, takes a good long peep within and then drops the lid again with a clang.
- Surely one of life's greatest tragedies is that man can always come up with explanations for the unspeakable cruelties people inflict on each other.
- Did the first world war veterans who suffered unspeakable horrors expect compensation?
- I wondered about what violence had preceded these unspeakable acts and what violence would follow.
- How she felt so unseen and out-of-place, like the silence that fills the void of unspeakable words.
- The coroner described the crash as one of unspeakable tragedy.
- Memorial services happen because for each family with a loss, every loss is unspeakable tragedy.
- It's offered, and has duly been read, as a visual metaphor for an unspeakable loss - one of those moments when cinema aspires to the poetic.
- The march has been described as a creative response to the unspeakable brutality that has gripped the country.
- And this is an unthinkable, unspeakable tragedy that, in my opinion, came out of left field.
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