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Meaning of 妄

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Pinyin: wàng
English Definition: absurd; fantastic; presumptuous; rash
Chinese Definition:
①虚妄,极不真实。[合]妄誉(不实的赞美);妄诞(虚妄不实);妄执(虚妄的执念)。
②不法,胡作非为。[合]妄诛(不当责罚而责罚;滥杀);妄杀(乱杀);妄作(无知而任意胡为);妄进(非分图进)。
③狂乱,毫无约束。[合]妄男子(狂妄无知的男子)。
④荒谬,荒诞。[合]妄语(荒诞不合常理的话);妄异(荒诞怪异);妄妖(荒诞邪怪)。
⑤相当于“凡”。平庸。[合]妄庸(平庸凡劣);妄匠(平庸的工匠);妄尉(平庸的低级军官)。
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ wáng ] death, destruction; to lose; to perish
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
妄图 wàng to try in vain; futile attempt
妄想 wàng xiǎng to attempt vainly; a vain attempt; delusion
狂妄 kuáng wàng egotistical; arrogant; brassy
妄为 wàng wéi to take rash action
妄言 wàng yán lies; wild talk; to tell lies; to talk nonsense; fantasy (literature)
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Example Sentences
1
Why are you always jumping to conclusions?
2
His arrogance and conceit have reached an unbearable extreme.