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Meaning of 敷衍

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yǎn
to elaborate (on a theme); to expound (the classics); perfunctory; to skimp; to botch; to do sth half-heartedly or just for show; barely enough to get by
Related Words
Synonym: 搪塞 塞责
Antonyms: 认真 负责 竭力
Example Sentences
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Naughty: You call in favors at the eleventh hour, stressing out vendors and well-connected friends who are very busy during the holidays.
2
I smiled at him vaguely and went inside.
3
What does that leave Congress to do with a President who provides poor answers or refuses to answer important questions at all?
4
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Many friends are reluctant to call if they have only a vague invitation to do so.
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Some of the classes were helpful - sociable, too. But it was hard not to feel patronised.