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Meaning of 穷

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(Trad.: 窮)
Pinyin: qióng
English Definition: poor; destitute; to use up; to exhaust; thoroughly; extremely; (coll.) persistently and pointlessly
Chinese Definition:
①缺乏财物:贫穷。穷苦。穷则思变。
②处境恶劣:穷困。穷蹙。穷窘。穷当益坚(处境越穷困,意志应当越坚定)。穷而后工(旧时指文人处境穷困,诗就写得好)。
③达到极点:穷目。穷形尽相。穷兵黩武。
④完了:穷尽。山穷水尽。日暮途穷。
⑤推究到极点:穷物之理。穷追(a.极力追寻;b.尽力紧追)。穷究。
⑥贫富。

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • cave, den, hole
    • strength, power; capability, influence
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Example Words:
层出不穷 [ céng chū qióng ]: more and more emerge; innumerable succession; breeding like flies (idiom)
无穷无尽 [ qióng jìn ]: endless; boundless; infinite
无穷 [ qióng ]: endless; boundless; inexhaustible
穷人 [ qióng rén ]: poor people; the poor
贫穷 [ pín qióng ]: poor; impoverished
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