Meaning of 愧

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Pinyin: kuì
English Definition: ashamed
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ guǐ ] ghost; demon; sly, mischievous
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Example Words
惭愧 cán kuì ashamed
不愧 kuì to be worthy of; to deserve to be called; to prove oneself to be
羞愧 xiū kuì ashamed
愧疚 kuì jiù to feel guilty; to feel ashamed of oneself; to be remorseful
当之无愧 dāng zhī kuì fully deserving, without any reservations (idiom); entirely worthy (of a title, honor etc)
More: 愧* | *愧 | *愧*
Example Sentences
That introduction was so generous that candidly I didn't recognize myself.
Has it ever struck you that what the tourist considers most picturesque about a country the local resident often thinks shameful and unprogressive?
Now, whenever I think of these, I feel very ashamed, and that I let down all of the practitioners who silently supported The Epoch Times over such a long period of time.
We could tell from his face that he had bad news for us. 'Looking a little sorry he told us that there was no meat or fish left.
If the environmental movement has a high holiday, Earth Day is it.