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Meaning of 矫

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(Trad.: 矯)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (arrow) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǐ ] arrow, dart; to vow, to swear
    • [ qiáo ] tall, lofty; proud, stately
Similar Characters: 轿
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  • Pinyin: jiáo
    English Definition: argumentative; contentious
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(矫情)方言,指强词夺理,无理取闹,如“这个人太矫矫”,(“情”读轻声)。
    Example Words:
    矫情 jiáo qing (Beijing dialect) argumentative; unreasonable
    More: 矫* | *矫 | *矫*
  • Pinyin: jiǎo
    English Definition: to correct; to rectify; to redress; strong; brave; to pretend; to feign; affectation; surname Jiao
    Chinese Definition:
    ①纠正,把弯曲的弄直:矫正。矫形。矫治。矫世(矫正世俗)。矫情(故意违反常态,表示与众不同)。矫枉过正。
    ②假托:矫命。矫诏。矫虔(官吏假托上命掠夺百姓的财物)。
    ③强壮,勇武:矫健。矫捷。矫矫(a.勇武的样子;b.出众的样子)。
    ④姓氏。

    Example Words:
    矫正 jiǎo zhèng to correct; to rectify (e.g. a physical defect such as hearing or vision); to cure; rectification; correction; to straighten
    矫健 jiǎo jiàn strong and healthy; vigorous
    矫情 jiǎo qíng affected; unnatural; pretentious
    矫揉造作 jiǎo róu zào zuò pretension; affectation; putting on artificial airs
    矫治 jiǎo zhì to correct (e.g. sight or hearing); to rectify; to cure
    More: 矫* | *矫 | *矫*
Example Sentences
1
Give up all affectation. What is natural is best.
2
Jim
Charlie
Jim had to go out of town from Tuesday through Thursday and Charlie frowned to find just him and me driving in the black car.
3
Most of the guests arrived by car, but Peter came on his horse!
4
A few were overzealous.
5
Though immaculately clean and comfortable, and in a beautiful setting, it is a clinic, not a spa: there' s no namby-pamby faffing around with rose petals and whale music.