Meaning of 懈

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Pinyin: xiè
English Definition: lax; negligent
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ jiě ] to explain; to loosen; to unfasten, to untie
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Example Words:
不懈 [ xiè ]: untiring; unremitting; indefatigable
不懈怠 [ xiè dài ]: untiring; without slacking
坚持不懈 [ jiān chí xiè ]: to persevere unremittingly (idiom); to keep going until the end
夙夜匪懈 [ fěi xiè ]: to work from morning to night (idiom)
懈弛 [ xiè chí ]: slack (discipline)
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