diabolical

音标:

/ˌdaɪəˈbɑlɪkəl/

英英释义:

①If you describe something as diabolical, you are emphasizing that it is very bad, extreme, or unpleasant.【adj.糟透的;极其恶劣的;非常讨厌的】

②Diabolical is used to emphasize how evil something is.

【adj.邪恶的;罪恶的】

例句:

①It was a diabolical error, a schoolboy error.

那是个十分低级的错误,一个小学生才会犯的错误。

②The pain was diabolical .

疼痛异常剧烈。

③One speaker today called the plan diabolical and sinister.

今天一名发言人称该计划阴险恶毒。

Romain Gary的小说 Promise at dawn 也出现了两次这个表达:

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bury one's head in the sand

逃避现实,自欺欺人

英英释义:

Ignoring something that's obviously wrong, not facing reality.

例句:

You can bury your head in the sand if you want to, but Bruce is stealing, and sooner or later we’re going to have to deal with it.

如果你愿意,你可以面对现实,但是布鲁斯在偷东西,我们迟早要对付他。

《卫报》一篇题为 Stuck in the middle with the love 的文章也提到了这个表达:

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