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:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] 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
More: 骇* | *骇 | *骇*
Example Sentences
Behold a dreadful witness of it!
But despite the ugly scenes mid-week, the developments in Egypt should be welcomed.
Love punishes when it forgives, and injured beauty by its awful silence.
This knob, which was round and of polished brass, shone like a terrible star for him.
The fruit of an aquatic plant, they look like a black bull`s head with impressive horns.