Meaning of 邪

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Pinyin: xié
English Definition: demonic; iniquitous; nefarious; evil; unhealthy influences that cause disease (Chinese medicine); (coll.) strange; abnormal
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tooth, molar; fang, tusk; serrated
    • [ ] place, town, city
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Example Words
邪教 xié jiào evil cult
邪恶 xié è sinister; vicious; wicked; evil
邪说 xié shuō harmful teachings; evil doctrine
邪气 xié evil influence; unhealthy trend; (a person's) evil air; aura of wickedness; (TCM) pathogenic energy (opposite: 正气 , vital energy)
歪风邪气 wāi fēng xié noxious winds, evil influences (idiom); malignant social trends
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Example Sentences
Julia never knew what was in there but when she was in grade two, older students used to frighten her by saying an evil Goblin was inside.
You do not know what has gotten in to you, but you know that if you know what your problems are you should be able to fix them.
Would not the earth, quickened to an evil purpose by the sympathy of his eye, greet him with poisonous shrubs, of species hitherto unknown, that would start up under his fingers?
Tell me, what' s got into you lately?
Going back to when we were children, I think most of us in this courtroom thought that justice came into being automatically, that virtue was its own reward, the good would triumph over evil.