Meaning of 嫌

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Pinyin: xián
English Definition: to dislike; suspicion; resentment; enmity; abbr. for 嫌犯 , criminal suspect
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (woman) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
    • [ jiān ] both, and; at the same time; to unite, to combine
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Example Words
嫌疑人 xián rén a suspect
涉嫌 shè xián to be a suspect (in a crime); to be suspected of
嫌疑 xián suspicion; to have suspicions
嫌弃 xián to regard with disdain; to shun
嫌疑犯 xián fàn a suspect
More: 嫌* | *嫌 | *嫌*
Example Sentences
For them the working hours are never long enough.
Chinese writers on tea have always insisted on personal attention in boiling tea, or since that are necessarily inconvenient, that two boy servants be specially trained to do the job.
The boys here were annoying but not disgusting--which was a great comfort.
So long as we scatter it, thought force is of little use to us, but as soon as we are prepared to take the trouble necessary to harness it, all knowledge is ours.
Now, of course, that's a bit of a cheat because the claim isn't to spend eternity doing math problems and nothing but math problems.