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难言之隐
Pinyin
nán yán zhī yǐn
English
secrets or problems one doesn't want to reveal
Explanation
Meaning
隐藏在内心深处不便说出口的原因或事情。
Context
清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第七十七回:“总觉得无论何等人家,他那家庭之中,总有许多难言之隐的;若要问其所以然之故,却是给妇人女子弄出来的,居了百分之九十九。”
Synonyms
难以启齿、不可告人、秘而不宣
Antonyms
公布于众、开诚布公
Grammar
偏正式;作宾语;
 
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