坏 (壞) huài

  1. huài adjective bad / spoiled / broken / defective
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 不好 (Guoyu '壞' adj 2; Unihan '坏'; Guoyu '壞' 4)
  2. huài verb to go bad / to break
    Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
    Notes: In the sense of 腐烂; in this sense, the subject goes bad or becomes broken itself. For example, fruit going bad (Guoyu '壞' v 2; Kroll '壞' 1).
  3. huài verb to defeat
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 坏 is synonymous with 败 in this sense. Etymology (Shuo Wen): 壞:敗也。 (Kroll '壞' 2)
  4. huài adjective sinister / evil
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: 坏 is synonymous with 阴险 or 恶劣 in this sense (Guoyu '壞' adj 1; Han Dian '坏' 1)
  5. huài noun to decline / to wane
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: (Kroll '壞' 3)
  6. huài verb to wreck / to break / to destroy
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 破坏 or 毁坏. Etymology (Shuo Wen): 壓:壞也。 (Guoyu '壞' v 1; Han Dian '坏' 2; Kroll '壞' 1a)
  7. huài adverb extremely / very
    Domain: Literary Chinese 文言文
    Notes: In the sense of 极 (Guoyu '壞' adv)

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