Meaning of 歪

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Not straight
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] no, not, un-; negative prefix
    • [ zhèng ] straight, right, proper, correct, just, true
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  • Pinyin: wāi
    English Definition: askew; at a crooked angle; devious; noxious; (coll.) to lie on one's side
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    歪曲 wāi to distort; to misrepresent
    歪理 wāi fallacious reasoning; preposterous argument
    歪风 wāi fēng unhealthy trend; noxious influence
    东倒西歪 dōng dǎo wāi to lean unsteadily from side to side (idiom); to sway; (of buildings etc) to lean at a crazy angle
    歪斜 wāi xié crooked; askew; oblique; slanting; out of plumb
    More: 歪* | *歪 | *歪*
  • Pinyin: wǎi
    English Definition: to sprain (one's ankle) (Tw)
Example Sentences
He is a local bully.