Meaning of 怠

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Pinyin: dài
English Definition: idle; lazy; negligent; careless
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mind) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tái ] platform; unit; term of address
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
懈怠 xiè dài slack; lazy; remiss
怠慢 dài màn to slight; to neglect
倦怠 juàn dài worn out; exhausted; dispirited
怠工 dài gōng to slacken off in one's work; to go slow (as a form of strike)
怠惰 dài duò idleness
More: 怠* | *怠 | *怠*
Example Sentences
To be fair a lot of the people I see in the shops may be topping off their batteries after a long mobile day on battery power but somehow I don't think they all could be.
Resist intellectual laziness, actively pursue answers instead of passively accepting them, and you' ll be the one giving the tips.
The greatest amount of exhaust emissions are produced at idle and during low-speed operation .
And suddenly, the prospect of a phone that might lure me into a new level of educational laziness gave me the perverse urge to really learn something.
In the United States, the problems started with excesses and defaults in the subprime lending and housing markets.