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    widerwärtiger Mensch

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    Was sind das nur für widerwärtige Menschen? Aus reinem Fanatismus wollen sie Leute mit ernsthaften Krankheiten sterben lassen, einfach nur, weil sie ein geringeres Einkommen haben.

    - bezogen auf die Republikaner und ihrer Einstellung zur neuen Krankenversicherung
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    Welche der vielen Übersetzungen für "widerwärtig" passt am besten ?
    AuthorMarcBerthe (719078) 07 Oct 13, 09:08
    Suggestionloathsome people
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    oder vielleicht horrible
    #1Authorcodero (790632) 07 Oct 13, 09:11
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    thanks codero

    I meant it more like turning away from someone, quasi in disgust, the person is appaling, although the person is not stinking horribly

    one is disgusted by that person, it's not hate
    #2AuthorMarcBerthe (719078) 07 Oct 13, 09:47
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    Why reject "loathsome" -- it seems to fit your wishes exactly (at least according to a dictionary...a handy resource.)

    Merriam-Webster:
    Full Definition of LOATHSOME
    : giving rise to loathing : disgusting
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loa...

    You make your own suggestion,too: appalling
    Full Definition of APPALLING
    : inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/app...
    #3Author hbberlin (420040) 07 Oct 13, 09:51
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    obnoxious might be rather neutral,
    I like feculent but that is probably too offensive.
    #4Author waltherwithh (554696) 07 Oct 13, 09:53
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    'Ernsthafte Krankheiten' halte ich nicht für sehr idiomatisch. 'schwer' ist die übliche Bezeichnung.

    Ich finde beide Vorschläge in #4 nicht passend. Ich bin auch für #1.


    (Am Rande: wo kommt "stinking horribly" auf einmal her?)
    #5Author Gibson (418762) 07 Oct 13, 14:01
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    repugnant people
    or simply ugly people
    #6Author dude (253248) 07 Oct 13, 14:19
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    Würde "ugly" nicht zu visuell interpretiert?
    #7Author wor (335727) 07 Oct 13, 14:44
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    Not if the proper context is given. One can be ugly externally as well as internally.
    #8Author dude (253248) 07 Oct 13, 14:48
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    I might say detestable or despicable; lots of possibililties, depending one's personal feelings I think
    #9Authormikefm (760309) 07 Oct 13, 14:54
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    I'm rather partial to "loathsome", myself.
    #10Author the kat (387522) 07 Oct 13, 15:22
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    I'd go with "loathsome", "detestable" or "despicable". "disgusting" or "appalling" might work too.
    #11Author Dragon (238202) 07 Oct 13, 15:25
    Suggestionsickening
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    another option?
    #12AuthorMareikeH (863629) 07 Oct 13, 15:36
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    # 4, I don't know if feculent is too offensive, but you'd certainly have most people running for a dictionary :) :)
    #13Author RES-can (330291) 07 Oct 13, 16:34
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    I've just looked it up - it's about as strong as one can be in this context I'd say :-)
    #14Authormikefm (760309) 07 Oct 13, 16:37
     
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