Meaning of 贬

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(Trad.: 貶)
Pinyin: biǎn
English Definition: to diminish; to demote; to reduce or devaluate; to disparage; to censure; to depreciate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To devalue currency
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
    • [ ] poor; short, lacking; tired
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Example Words
贬值 biǎn zhí to become devaluated; to devaluate; to depreciate
贬低 biǎn to belittle; to disparage; to play down; to demean; to degrade; to devalue
褒贬 bāo biǎn to appraise; to pass judgment on; to speak ill of; praise and censure; appraisal
贬斥 biǎn chì to demote; to denounce
贬义 biǎn derogatory sense; negative connotation
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Example Sentences
But why is thought discouraged at school?
For several centuries, people have different opinions on him, praising or criticizing him for different purposes.
Returning to the metaphor of interpersonal relations, humble, self-deprecating people generally have little trouble finding friends.
Most aren' t aware of just how much they beat themselves up over things.
In fact, I' ve been prone to dismiss the whole thing, calling most of that side of application development "nothing more than watching pixels change color".