Meaning of 废

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(Trad.: 廢, 癈)
Pinyin: fèi
English Definition: to abolish; to abandon; to abrogate; to discard; to depose; to oust; crippled; abandoned; waste; variant of ; disabled
Total strokes: 8; Radical: 广
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; 广 (A dragon inside a house 广) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • 广 [ guǎng ] broad, vast, wide; building, house
    • [ ] to issue, to dispatch, to send out; hair
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Example Words:
废话 [ fèi huà ]: nonsense; rubbish; superfluous words; You don't say!; No kidding! (gently sarcastic)
废除 [ fèi chú ]: to abolish; to abrogate; to repeal
废墟 [ fèi ]: ruins
作废 [ zuò fèi ]: to become invalid; to cancel; to delete; to nullify
半途而废 [ bàn ér fèi ]: to give up halfway (idiom); leave sth unfinished
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