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述而不作
Pinyin
shù ér bù zuò
English
expound on theories or writings of one's predecessors without producing anything original oneself
Explanation
Meaning
述:阐述前人学说;作:创作。指只叙述和阐明前人的学说,自己不创作。
Context
《论语·述而》:“述而不作,信而好古。”
Synonyms
人云亦云、照本宣科
Antonyms
别开生面、独树一帜
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义,用于人
 
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