Meaning of 怯

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Pinyin: qiè
English Definition: timid; cowardly; rustic; Taiwan pr. [que4]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ ] to go away, to leave, to depart
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Example Words
胆怯 dǎn qiè timidity; timid; cowardly
羞怯 xiū qiè shy; timid
怯懦 qiè nuò timid; gutless; weakling
怯生生 qiè shēng shēng shy
怯弱 qiè ruò timid; weak
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Example Sentences
The caverous hall, dark and gloomy, was uninviting.