Meaning of 嫌

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Pinyin: xián
English Definition: to dislike; suspicion; resentment; enmity; abbr. for 嫌犯 , criminal suspect
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ jiān ] both, and; at the same time; to unite, to combine
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Example Words:
嫌疑 [ xián ]: suspicion; to have suspicions
主嫌 [ zhǔ xián ]: prime, key or main suspect (law)
儿不嫌母丑,狗不嫌家贫 [ ér xián chǒu , gǒu xián jiā pín ]: a son won't abandon his mother for being ugly, just as a dog won't abandon its owner for being poor (proverb)
前嫌 [ qián xián ]: former hatred; bygone enmity
夙嫌 [ xián ]: old grudge; long-standing resentment
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