Some readers, particularly those used to the left-right split in most democratic legislatures, are bamboozled by The Economist's political stance. So is the newspaper right-wing or left-wing?
Shaking Up the Stage
By NEIL GENZLINGER
A theater company called the Apothetae showcases edgier narratives about disability rather than stories of triumph over adversity.
By SCOTT SAYARE
Visited by nearly six million Christian pilgrims every year, the site is turning to the faithful for financial relief after storms inundated the vast subterranean church.
there were furtive caresses.
Art and Commerce Canoodling in Central Park
By NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF The Chanel Pavilion that opened Monday in Central Park sets out to drape an aura of refinement over a cynical marketing gimmick.
edgyadjective (edgier, edgiest)
- Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.
- Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty. See synonyms at secret.
[French furtif, from Old French, from Latin fūrtīvus, from fūrtum, theft, from fūr, thief.]furtively fur'tive·ly adv.
furtiveness fur'tive·ness n.
1 〈行動などが〉ひそかな, 人目を忍んだ
a furtive disease with no outward symptoms
take a furtive peep at ...
2 〈態度・人などが〉こそこそした, ずるい(sly).［フランス語←ラテン語furtīvus （fūr盗人）］
- Situated or operating beneath the earth's surface; underground.
- Hidden; secret: subterranean motives for murder.
[Latin subterrāneus : sub-, sub- + terra, earth.]subterraneanly sub'ter·ra'ne·an·ly adv.
v. Informal., -dled, -dling, -dles. v.intr.
To engage in caressing, petting, or lovemaking.
To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle: “his matchless ability to charm, bamboozle, or canoodle most of his political associates” (Timothy Garton Ash).
[Akin to English dialectal canoodle, donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love.]canoodler ca·noo'dler n.
1 …を愛撫する, （やさしく）なでる［たたく］；((詩))…に（愛撫するように）軽く触れる, を軽くなでる.
2 …に親切にする, をやさしく扱う.［フランス語←俗ラテン語＊caritia （cārus親愛なる＋-itia-ESS）. △CHARITY, CHERISH］ drape
1 drape sth across/on/over, etc. to put something such as cloth or a piece of clothing loosely over something:
He draped his jacket over the back of the chair and sat down to eat.
She draped the scarf loosely around her shoulders.
2 be draped in/with sth to be loosely covered with a cloth:
The coffins were all draped with the national flag.
noun [C or U]
the way in which cloth folds or hangs as it covers something:
She liked the heavy drape of velvet.
See also drapes.
━━ n. （pl. ～s, au・rae ） （人や物体からの）発気体; 微妙な雰囲気.
Pronunciation: /bamˈbuːz(ə)l/Translate bamboozle | into Italian
verb[with object] informal