Meaning of 歪

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Not straight
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] no, not, un-; negative prefix
    • [ zhèng ] straight, right, proper, correct, just, true
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  • Pinyin: wāi
    English Definition: askew; at a crooked angle; devious; noxious; (coll.) to lie on one's side
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    歪曲 wāi to distort; to misrepresent
    歪理 wāi fallacious reasoning; preposterous argument
    歪风 wāi fēng unhealthy trend; noxious influence
    东倒西歪 dōng dǎo wāi to lean unsteadily from side to side (idiom); to sway; (of buildings etc) to lean at a crazy angle
    歪斜 wāi xié crooked; askew; oblique; slanting; out of plumb
    More: 歪* | *歪 | *歪*
  • Pinyin: wǎi
    English Definition: to sprain (one's ankle) (Tw)
Example Sentences
You and I both know what he' ll say, since his head is screwed on better than either of ours.
I'm rather bored with it but it's a nice little earner!
He is thus believed to have made history by becoming the first person to tweet a plane crash just moments after the accident.
The next time you tweet something someone else said or wrote without attributing it to them, you might want to think twice.
By thy first step awry, thou didst plant the germ of evil; but since that moment, it has all been a dark necessity.