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闪烁其辞
Pinyin
shǎn shuò qí cí
English
speak evasively
Explanation
Meaning
闪烁:光一闪一闪,比喻说话吞吞吐吐。指说话吞吞吐吐,不肯透露真相或回避要害问题。
Context
清·纪昀《阅微草堂笔记》卷十五:“又诘妇缚伤,则云搔破,其词闪烁,疑乙语未必诳也。”
Example
或者定伯故意~,更未可定。 ◎清·吴趼人《痛史》第二十五回
Synonyms
含糊其辞、隐约其辞
Antonyms
直言不讳、心直口快
Grammar
动宾式;作谓语、宾语;含贬义
 
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