qiǎo

  1. qiǎo adjective opportune / coincidental / as it happens / timely
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 恰好 (GHC '巧' 4; Kroll '巧' 4)
  2. qiǎo adjective beautiful / charming
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 美好 or 美丽 in this sense (GHC '巧' 2; Kroll '巧' 1b)
  3. qiǎo adjective false
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Synonymous with 伪 in this sense (GHC '巧' 3)
  4. qiǎo noun acumen / skill
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 技巧 (GHC '巧' 1; Kroll '巧' 1)
  5. qiǎo noun clever / skillful
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: For example, in literary Chinese, 巧詐不如拙誠 'it is better to be simplictically honest than cleverly deceitful'; from Han Feizi's Shuo Lin Shang (DCP 'Q102'; Kroll '巧' 3)
  6. qiǎo verb to cheat
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '巧' 2)
  7. qiǎo bound form agape
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: Bound with 巧老 'open and hollow' (Kroll '巧' 5)

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