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Chengyu
利令智昏
Pinyin
lì lìng zhì hūn
English
blinded by the lust for gain
Explanation
Meaning
令:使;智:理智;昏:昏乱,神智不清。因贪图私利而失去理智,把什么都忘了。
Context
《史记·平原君虞卿列传》:“鄙谚曰:‘利令智昏。’平原君(赵胜)负冯亭邪说,使赵陷长平四十余万众,邯郸几亡。”
Example
独苦国人无识者,~,则不免受其饵矣。 ◎章炳麟《敬告对待间谍者》
Synonyms
见利忘义、利欲熏心
Antonyms
见利思义、舍生取义
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语;含贬义
 
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