Meaning of 憎

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Pinyin: zēng
English Definition: to detest
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ céng ] already, formerly, once; the past
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Example Words:
可憎 [ zēng ]: disgusting
爱憎 [ ài zēng ]: love and hate
爱憎分明 [ ài zēng fēn míng ]: to make a clear difference between what one likes and what one hates; to have well-defined likes and dislikes
憎厌 [ zēng yàn ]: to loathe
憎恨 [ zēng hèn ]: to detest; hatred
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