Meaning of 狞

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(Trad.: 獰)
Pinyin: níng
English Definition: fierce-looking
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (dog) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
狰狞 zhēng níng malevolent; fierce; sinister
狞笑 níng xiào to laugh nastily; evil grin
面目狰狞 miàn zhēng níng ferocious features; a vile visage (idiom)
狞恶可怖 níng è of fierce and terrifying appearance (idiom)
狞猫 níng māo Lynx caracal
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Example Sentences
The Bengal and the Caracat, for example, resulted from crossing the house cat with the Asian leopard cat and the caracal, respectively.
Their most distinctive feature, which can be worn in one of two ways, relaxed or rigid, depending upon which image your Caracal has chosen for the day.
Sen cold smile and those fierce poems make me feel, indulge in pleasure, is close to the fallen.
The cesspool no longer retains anything of its primitive ferocity. The rain, which in former days soiled the sewer, now washes it.
An unprepared caracal wouldn't last 5 minutes in this desert, but then neither would any of the animals not even our master of deception, the gerbil.