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Chengyu
玩物丧志
Pinyin
wán wù sàng zhì
English
excessive preoccupation with trivia saps the will
Explanation
Meaning
玩:玩赏;丧:丧失;志:志气。指迷恋于所玩赏的事物而消磨了积极进取的志气。
Context
《书·旅獒》:“玩人丧德,玩物丧志。”
Example
道学家教人少作诗文,说是“~”,说是“害道”,那么诗文成了废话,这所谓诗文指表情的作品而言。 ◎朱自清《论废话》
Synonyms
不务正业
Antonyms
业精于勤
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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