Meaning of 渺

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Pinyin: miǎo
English Definition: (of an expanse of water) vast; distant and indistinct; tiny or insignificant
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
渺茫 miǎo máng uncertain; remote; distant and indistinct; vague
渺小 miǎo xiǎo minute; tiny; negligible; insignificant
浩渺 hào miǎo vast; extending into the distance
渺无人烟 miǎo rén yān remote and uninhabited (idiom); deserted; God-forsaken
渺远 miǎo yuǎn distantly remote; also written 邈远
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Example Sentences
In the face of disasters, humanity seems very small.
The endless starry sky in the night makes people feel tiny and awed.