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Meaning of 苛

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Pinyin:
English Definition: severe; exacting
Chinese Definition:
①过于严厉:苛刻。苛毒。苛求。苛责。苛待。
②繁重,使人难以忍受:苛重(zhòng)。苛捐杂税。
③腐蚀性:苛性(如氢氧化钾、氢氧化钠等能腐蚀皮肤及纤维之类的化学性质)。苛性钠(烧碱)。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] may, can, -able; possibly
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Example Words
苛刻 harsh; severe; demanding
苛求 qiú demanding
苛捐杂税 juān shuì exorbitant taxation (idiom)
苛责 to criticize harshly; to excoriate
苛性钠 xìng caustic soda; sodium hydroxide NaOH
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Example Sentences
1
We must not be too severe against him.
2
No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.
3
The terms advanced by the other party are too harsh.
4
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If you have a close relationship with someone, you can still run into trouble if you are sarcastic.
5
His article was slapped around.