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Meaning of 婪

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Pinyin: lán
English Definition: avaricious
Chinese Definition:
①贪爱财物:贪婪。婪酣。
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ lín ] forest, grove; surname
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
贪婪 tān lán avaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
贪婪无厌 tān lán yàn avaricious and insatiable (idiom); greedy and never satisfied
贪婪是万恶之源 tān lán shì wàn è zhī yuán Greed is the root of all evil.
贪婪如狼 tān lán láng greedy as a wolf (idiom)
贪婪成性 tān lán chéng xìng Avarice becomes second nature. (idiom)
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Example Sentences
1
Statistics some of which is covered in my discrete math book but it's really a discipline of its own. A pretty important one too but hopefully it needs no introduction.
2
In short, under certain technical conditions, the market's ability to absorb is limited, demand is not simply an "abstract greed, " like never failed to meet the "bottomless pit.
3
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Curiously, even though the brain is very efficient, it's an energy hog.
4
To better protect consumer rights, the law bans food safety supervision and inspection agencies, food industry associations and consumers' associations from advertising food products.
5
The alligator bit the pliers out of my hand and swallowed them greedily.