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Chengyu
望而生畏
Pinyin
wàng ér shēng wèi
English
be terrified by the sight of sth. or sb.
Explanation
Meaning
畏:恐惧,害怕。看见了就害怕。
Context
《论语·尧曰》:“君子正其衣冠,尊其瞻视,俨然人望而畏之,斯不亦威而不猛乎?”
Example
加上他那黑而峻厉的面孔,颇使我~。 ◎孙犁《远的怀念》
Synonyms
望而却步、退避三舍
Antonyms
无所畏惧
Grammar
连动式;作谓语;用于人
 
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