Mr. Salter wrote slowly, exactingly and, by almost every critic’s estimation, beautifully. But he never achieved the broad popularity he craved.
At Thatcher's funeral in April, 23 years after she left office and a decade after her last intervention in public life, the battles she had so enjoyed were re-enacted: Many threw flowers before her coffin, while a few, their faces twisted in unfeigned loathing, yelled abuse.
Vanity, carelessness and Assange's overestimation - these are the ingredients that led to WikiLeaks' own leak of classified unedited cables. But this isn't the end of the whistle-blowers, says DW's Matthias von Hein.
3 ((通例a ～))見せかけ，仮面，虚偽；（…の）ふり，まね((of, at ..., that節))
4 偽りの申し立て［弁明］，言い訳，言い抜け，口実；（…という）虚偽の公言((of ..., that節))
5 （…の）（不当な）要求［主張］（をすること）((of, to, at ...)).
6 （…の）見せびらかし，見え((to ...))；うぬぼれ. ▼ふつう疑問文・否定文
tr.v., -mat·ed, -mat·ing, -mates.
- To estimate too highly.
- To esteem too greatly.
overestimation o'ver·es'ti·ma'tion n.
overestimate vs underestimate Because these words are often used in negative or quasi-negative contexts, there is a danger of losing track of logic and using the wrong word, usually underestimate for overestimate. In a wallchart on the plays of Shakespeare published with the Independent newspaper in 2007, the text included the assertion his contributions to the world of theatre and to language cannot be underestimated. Faint praise indeed, if that were the case.
adj., faint·er, faint·est.
- Lacking strength or vigor; feeble.
- Lacking conviction, boldness, or courage; timid.
- Lacking brightness: a faint light in the gloom.
- Lacking clarity or distinctness: a faint recollection.
- Likely to fall into a faint; dizzy and weak: felt faint for a moment.
An abrupt, usually brief loss of consciousness, generally associated with failure of normal blood circulation. See synonyms at blackout.
intr.v., faint·ed, faint·ing, faints.
- To fall into a usually brief state of unconsciousness.
- Archaic. To weaken in purpose or spirit.
[Middle English, deceitful, cowardly, from Old French, past participle of feindre, to feign. See feign.]fainter faint'er n.
faintly faint'ly adv.
faintness faint'ness n.
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Definition of feign
Origin:Middle English: from Old French feign-, stem of feindre, from Latin fingere 'mould, contrive'. Senses in Middle English (taken from Latin) included 'make something', 'invent a story, excuse, or allegation', hence 'make a pretence of a feeling or response'. Compare with fiction and figment
Definition of unfeigned
Definition of intervention
Origin:late Middle English: from Latin interventio(n-), from the verb intervenire (see intervene)
1 介在, 間にはいること；おせっかい；（…への）調停, 仲裁((in ...)).
2 （他国の内政などへの）介入, 干渉((in ...))
a military intervention