Meaning of 躇

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Pinyin: chú
English Definition: to hesitate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 20; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ zhe ] to show, to prove, to make known
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Example Words
踌躇 chóu chú to hesitate
踌躇满志 chóu chú mǎn zhì enormously proud of one's success (idiom); smug; complacent
踌躇不决 chóu chú jué to hesitate; indecisive
踟躇 chí chú variant of 踟蹰
踌躇彷徨 chóu chú páng huáng to dawdle and hesitate (idiom)
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