Meaning of 绌

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(Trad.: 絀)
Pinyin: chù
English Definition: crimson silk; deficiency; to stitch
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • [ chū ] to go out, to send out; stand; produce
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Example Words
相形见绌 xiāng xíng jiàn chù to pale by comparison (idiom)
支绌 zhī chù not enough; insufficient (of funds)
左支右绌 zuǒ zhī yòu chù to be in straitened circumstances
紧绌 jǐn chù supply shortage
将勤补绌 jiāng qín chù to compensate for lack of ability through hard work (idiom)
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Example Sentences
It's pretty tight back there.
The University should not lay off its employees on the ground of financial stringency .
These items will be in a tight liquidity environment to compete.
This was mainly due to some small and medium-sized banks have been tight liquidity situation.
Inflation continues to decline, even though labour market conditions remain tight.