今日の単語 crass

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crass

今日の単語は crass です。良い意味ではないので、class を発音するときに crass にならないようにしないとね。

stupid and without considering how other people might feel

Crass behaviour is stupid and does not show consideration for other people.

offensive in manner or style

〔言動・態度などが他人の気持ちを考えずに〕粗野な、露骨で下品な[ずうずうしい]、配慮のない

例文をみましょう

He made crass comments about her worn-out clothes.

彼女の着古した服。彼は配慮のないコメントをしてしまったようですね。

The government has behaved with crass insensitivity.

政府の対応は配慮に欠けて無神経

America’s obsession with freedom is making men fat: study – American cultural norms could be making us fat. A new study looked at the effects of societal traits on obesity rates — and it found that countries that value individualism have higher body mass indexes in males. Published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, the study examined data from 51 countries to find out why there is so much variation in global obesity rates. While economic prosperity is an important factor — with wealthier nations having greater access to food and lower levels of physical activity — it doesn’t explain why some less-developed countries have high levels of obesity (Egypt, Jordan, Mexico) and more developed ones don’t (Japan, South Korea, Singapore). The study found that those latter countries were more “flexible.” In other words, they prioritize thrift, discipline, self control and delaying gratification — all behaviors that can help with weight control. They were also slimmer across the board. Meanwhile, countries that valued individualism — such as the United States and those in Northwestern Europe, as well as some in Latin America — are more headstrong about personal independence and choices. Men in these countries tended to be heftier, although it was surprisingly not a factor when it comes to women. While the study acknowledged that genetics and diet — particularly the fatty, processed and sugary foods Americans love — contribute to obesity, it found that national culture also played an underdiscussed role. The findings resonated with Dr. George Fielding, a bariatric surgeon and professor of surgery at New York University. “I’m not trying to be crass, but fat is the new normal here,” Fielding told The Post. (from New York Post)

個人主義と肥満の関係。面白いですね。失礼なことはいいたくないけれど、アメリカで肥満は普通。

今日の単語は

crass 配慮のない、失礼な

でした

1年前の単語は feat 手柄、偉業、https://himekurieitango.feat

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