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Meaning of 昧

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Pinyin: mèi
English Definition: to conceal; dark
Chinese Definition:
①暗,不明:幽昧。昧旦(清晨还未明亮时)。
②昏,糊涂,不明白:愚昧。蒙昧。素昧平生(一向不认识)。
③目不明:“目不别五色之章为昧”。
④隐藏,隐瞒:暧昧。昧心(违背良心做坏事)。
⑤冒犯:冒昧(多作谦辞)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ wèi ] not yet; 8th terrestrial branch
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Example Words:
愚昧 [ mèi ]: ignorant; uneducated; ignorance
暧昧 [ ài mèi ]: vague; ambiguous; equivocal; dubious
三昧 [ sān mèi ]: Samadhi (Buddhist term)
不揣冒昧 [ chuǎi mào mèi ]: to venture to; to presume to; to take the liberty of
冒昧 [ mào mèi ]: bold; presumptuous; to take the liberty of
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