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Meaning of 惑

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Pinyin: huò
English Definition: to confuse; to be puzzled
Chinese Definition:
①心疑不定,不明白对还是不对:疑惑。困惑。惶惑。智者不惑。
②使迷乱:迷惑。惑乱。惑人耳目。蛊惑人心。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: An uncertain heart ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ huò ] or, either, else; maybe, perhaps, possibly
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words:
疑惑 [ huò ]: to doubt; to distrust; unconvincing; to puzzle over; misgivings; suspicions
诱惑 [ yòu huò ]: to entice; to lure; to induce; to attract
困惑 [ kùn huò ]: bewildered; perplexed; confused; difficult problem; perplexity
不惑 [ huò ]: without doubt; with full self-confidence; forty years of age
人非生而知之者,熟能无惑 [ rén fēi shēng ér zhī zhī zhě , shú néng huò ]: Knowledge is not innate to man, how can we overcome doubt?; We are not born with knowledge, how does one achieve maturity? (i.e. without guidance from a teacher - Tang dynasty essayist Han Yu 韩愈 )
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