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Meaning of 枉

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Pinyin: wǎng
English Definition: to twist; crooked; unjust; in vain
Chinese Definition:
①弯曲,弯屈,引申为行为不合正道或违法曲断:枉道。矫枉过正。贪脏枉法。枉己正人(自己身子不正,倒去矫正别人)。
②冤屈:枉死。冤枉。
③屈就,用于别人,含敬意:枉驾(a.称对方来访自己;b.请对方往访他人)。枉顾(称对方来访自己)。枉临(称对方来访自己)。
④徒然,空,白:枉然。枉自。枉费心机。

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ wáng ] king, ruler; royal; surname
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Example Words
枉法 wǎng to circumvent the law
贪赃枉法 tān zāng wǎng corruption and abuse of the law (idiom); to take bribes and bend the law
不枉 wǎng not in vain
枉死 wǎng to die in tragic circumstances
枉然 wǎng rán in vain; to no avail
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