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Pinyin: quē
English Definition: deficiency; lack; scarce; vacant post; to run short of
Chinese Definition:
①不够:缺乏。缺少。缺憾。欠缺。缺漏。
②残破:缺点。缺口。缺陷。
③空额(指职位):缺额。补缺。
④该到而未到:缺勤。缺席。
⑤短欠余。

Antonyms:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (jar) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ fǒu ] earthen crock or jar; pottery
    • [ guài ] decisive, certain; parted; fork
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Example Words:
缺少 [ quē shǎo ]: lack; shortage of; shortfall; to be short (of); to lack
缺点 [ quē diǎn ]: weak point; fault; shortcoming; disadvantage; Classifiers:
缺乏 [ quē ]: to lack; to be short of; lack; shortage
缺陷 [ quē xiàn ]: defect; flaw; physical defect
缺口 [ quē kǒu ]: nick; jag; gap; shortfall
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