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Synonyms for Portuguese

the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil

a native or inhabitant of Portugal

of or relating to or characteristic of Portugal or the people of Portugal or their language


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The honest Portuguese were equally amazed at my strange dress, and the odd manner of delivering my words, which, however, they understood very well.
This learned dissertator, however valuable for his industry and erudition, is yet more to be esteemed for having dared so freely in the midst of France to declare his disapprobation of the Patriarch Oviedo's sanguinary zeal, who was continually importuning the Portuguese to beat up their drums for missionaries, who might preach the gospel with swords in their hands, and propagate by desolation and slaughter the true worship of the God of Peace.
He has made no scruple of preferring the testimony of Father du Bernat to the writings of all the Portuguese Jesuits, to whom he allows great zeal, but little learning, without giving any other reason than that his favourite was a Frenchman.
The Portuguese, however, saluted me with his customary courtesy, and I thought there was a grave twinkle in his steady eye.
The islands belong to Portugal, and everything in Fayal has Portuguese characteristics about it.
The Portuguese pennies, or reis (pronounced rays), are prodigious.
Listen: my ancestor, a political refugee from Lisbon, and one of the first Portuguese who landed on these shores, wrote that when he was dying on those mountains which no white foot ever pressed before or since.
I have never showed it to anybody yet except to a drunken old Portuguese trader who translated it for me, and had forgotten all about it by the next morning.
A Portuguese fellow who was handling him for the Barnum and Bailey show did that for him.
I recall the Portuguese groceryman who never permitted my bill to go beyond four dollars.
I first visited the forest in which these Planariae were found, in company with an old Portuguese priest who took me out to hunt with him.
And nearly all are Portuguese, Billy, NOT Porchugeeze.
They are in the blue room supping with the Portuguese Ambassador.
I jumped out of the cabin, and immediately saw, not only the ship, but that it was a Portuguese ship; and, as I thought, was bound to the coast of Guinea, for negroes.
I was most sensibly touched with this disaster, though not at all acquainted with the persons engaged in it; I presently recollected my former circumstances, and what condition I was in when taken up by the Portuguese captain; and how much more deplorable the circumstances of the poor creatures belonging to that ship must be, if they had no other ship in company with them.