Meaning of 耻

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(Trad.: 恥)
Pinyin: chǐ
English Definition: shame; disgrace
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ear) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ěr ] ear; to hear, to hear of; handle
    • [ zhǐ ] to stop, to halt; to detain; to desist
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Example Words
耻辱 chǐ disgrace; shame; humiliation
无耻 chǐ without any sense of shame; unembarrassed; shameless
可耻 chǐ shameful; disgraceful; ignominious
羞耻 xiū chǐ (a feeling of) shame
国耻 guó chǐ national humiliation, refers to Japanese incursions into China in the 1930s and 40s, and more especially to Mukden railway incident of 18th September 1931 九一八事变 and subsequent Japanese annexation of Manchuria
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Example Sentences
They think it a shame for a man not to work.
He then dragged their bodies into the street and piled them on top of each other, and posted a note on his front door that read: "I am ashamed of my wife who was stubborn and arrogant.
I' ve been a Lakers fan my entire life and today, for the first time ever, I'm ashamed to say that.
However, there is no shame in counting three more amongst that list: June, July and August.
However, after seeing the show, his friends and business clients now see him as a master "swindler" , with some going so far as cutting ties with him. Even his fiancee shamed for him.