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Meaning of 躇

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Pinyin: chú
English Definition: to hesitate
Chinese Definition:
①见“踌躇”(chóchú)。
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
踟躇 [ chí chú ]: variant of 踟蹰
踌躇不决 [ chóu chú jué ]: to hesitate; indecisive
踌躇满志 [ chóu chú mǎn zhì ]: enormously proud of one's success (idiom); smug; complacent
踌躇彷徨 [ chóu chú páng huáng ]: to dawdle and hesitate (idiom)
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