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Meaning of 忌

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to be jealous of; fear; dread; scruple; to avoid or abstain from; to quit; to give up sth
Chinese Definition:
①先辈去世的日子,古时每逢这一天,家人忌饮酒作乐,所以叫“忌日”。[合]死忌;忌时(迷信指禁忌的时日);忌讳(先王的死日与名字);忌日;忌月(旧称父母死亡的月份)。
②嫉妒。[合]忌前(妒嫉贤才);忌妇(妒妇,善妒的妻子);忌克(忌妒他人才能而想超过他);忌才(嫉妒他人的才华或才能)。
③禁忌;忌讳。[合]忌三房(迷信者认为生病的人忌进新房、产房和灵房);忌作(唐宋习俗谓春、秋社日停做针线);忌针(阴历正月忌动针线);忌惮儿(忌讳害怕)。
④顾忌。[合]忌畏(畏惧害怕);忌惮遮拦(顾虑遮掩);忌器(有所顾忌)。
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] self, oneself; personal, private; 6th heavenly stem
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
顾忌 to have misgivings; apprehension; worry; qualm; scruple
忌讳 huì taboo; to avoid as taboo; to abstain from
切忌 qiè to avoid as taboo; to avoid by all means
肆无忌惮 dàn absolutely unrestrained; unbridled; without the slightest scruple
禁忌 jìn taboo; contraindication (medicine); to abstain from
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Example Sentences
1
The doctor is dieting me severely.
2
Showing favoritism towards one child can lead to dissatisfaction and jealousy from other children.
3
Life in heaven is jealousy-free, conflict-free, peaceful and harmonious.