Meaning of 怯

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Pinyin: qiè
English Definition: timid; cowardly; rustic; Taiwan pr. [que4]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ ] to go away, to leave, to depart
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Example Words
胆怯 dǎn qiè timidity; timid; cowardly
羞怯 xiū qiè shy; timid
怯懦 qiè nuò timid; gutless; weakling
怯生生 qiè shēng shēng shy
怯弱 qiè ruò timid; weak
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Example Sentences
After establishing a reputation, this stickler becomes someone colleagues timidly ask, "Can you check this...?" before sending out a note to clients.
I had seen men balk at this information before - even when the numbers were lower.
It's plain from these two charts that women six feet or taller are either less attractive to men or are considered too intimidating to message.
Learn. Open your mind to new ideas and activities, and don't be afraid to try.
In research studies, notice the methods and procedures, and do not be afraid to criticize them.