Meaning of 骇

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(Trad.: 駭)
Pinyin: hài
English Definition: to astonish; to startle; to hack (computing, loanword)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (horse) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] horse; surname
    • [ hài ] 12th terrestrial branch; used in transliterations
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Example Words
惊骇 jīng hài to be shocked; to be appalled; to be terrified
惊涛骇浪 jīng tāo hài làng perilous situation
骇人听闻 hài rén tīng wén shocking; horrifying; atrocious; terrible
惊世骇俗 jīng shì hài universally shocking; to offend the whole of society
骇然 hài rán overwhelmed with shock, horror or amazement; dumbstruck; aghast
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Example Sentences
The fruit of an aquatic plant, they look like a black bull`s head with impressive horns.
Behold a dreadful witness of it!
He played a fearful game of hide and seek with death; every time that the flat-nosed face of the spectre approached, the urchin administered to it a fillip.
Pigs eat meat - a pig would happily eat a human - but most of the pork we're privy to was raised on corn or horrible chemicals rather than other pigs and dead people.
"For me," Jordan writes in an artist statement, "kneeling over their carcasses is like looking into a macabre mirror.