Meaning of 憎

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Pinyin: zēng
English Definition: to detest
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ céng ] already, formerly, once; the past
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Example Words
憎恨 zēng hèn to detest; hatred
憎恶 zēng to loathe; to hate; to abhor; see also 憎恶
爱憎 ài zēng love and hate
可憎 zēng disgusting
爱憎分明 ài zēng fēn míng to make a clear difference between what one likes and what one hates; to have well-defined likes and dislikes
More: 憎* | *憎 | *憎*
Example Sentences
The pacifists hated violence.
Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate.
It's a work of self-loathing.
I hate and abhor lying: [but] thy law do I love.
It was because he loved my money that he married me.