Meaning of 衰

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Ideographic: A person in a robe with an injury to his head
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] cloth; clothes, apparel; dress, coat
    • Overlaid
      • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
      • [ ] one; a, an; alone
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  • Pinyin: cuī
    English Definition: mourning garments
  • Pinyin: shuāi
    English Definition: to decline; to wane; to become weak or feeble
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    衰退 shuāi tuì to decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
    衰老 shuāi lǎo to age; to deteriorate with age; old and weak
    兴衰 xīng shuāi prosperity and decline (of a kingdom); rise and fall
    衰落 shuāi luò to fall; to drop; to decline; to deteriorate; to go downhill
    衰竭 shuāi jié organ failure; exhaustion; prostration (medicine)
    More: 衰* | *衰 | *衰*
Example Sentences
What made the Roman Empire decay?
The economic stimulus plan aims to combat unemployment and economic recession.
This painting was created by a famous painter, and his works have stood the test of time.