Meaning of 怅

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(Trad.: 悵)
Pinyin: chàng
English Definition: regretful; upset; despair; depressed
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
惆怅 chóu chàng melancholy; depression
怅惘 chàng wǎng distracted; listless; in low spirits
怅然 chàng rán disappointed and frustrated
怅然若失 chàng rán ruò shī to be in a despondent mood (idiom)
惆怅若失 chóu chàng ruò shī to feel despondent (idiom)
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Example Sentences
As I look southward, my heart flies there.
Bright is the moon over my home village. When can I see that moon again? As I look southward, my heart flies there.
When your dream comes true and you marry your sweetheart, it's as though the bone has entered your stomach and you then pine for the never-to-be-seen-again reflection in the water.
Bewildered and ashamed, I looked up and prayed that the Lord would send His angel yet again to take the key; and for my part I promised that I would never want to have it any more.
An indescribable sorrow filled his heart and he automatically turned his head round.