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Chengyu
苦中作乐
Pinyin
kǔ zhōng zuò lè
Explanation
Meaning
在困苦中勉强自寻欢乐。
Context
宋·陈造《同陈宰黄簿游灵山八首》自注:“宰运:‘吾辈可谓忙里偷闲,苦中作乐。’”
Example
此第三首,则俗所谓~也。言山行之可畏若此,而于其中强寻乐处,则亦有可喜者。 ◎清·无名氏《杜诗言志》卷十
Synonyms
强颜欢笑、自得其乐
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语、定语;指在困苦中勉强自寻欢乐
 
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