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:
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    • [ 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
Shares in the company have depreciated.
Fluctuations in exchange rates have led to the depreciation of the Chinese yuan.
The movie received mixed reviews, with some critics praising it and others criticizing it.
The film received mixed reviews, with some critics praising it and others panning it.
The restaurant has received mixed reviews, some customers praise the food while others complain about the service.