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危言耸听
Pinyin
wēi yán sǒng tīng
English
(as news headlines, reporting etc.) resort to sensationalism
Explanation
Meaning
危言:使人吃惊的话;耸:惊动;耸听:使听话的人吃惊。指故意说些夸大的吓人的话,使人惊疑震动。
Context
郭小川《论“听话”》:“这不是什么‘危言耸听’的道理,稍稍注意这个问题的人,是不难发现若干真凭实据的。”
Synonyms
耸人听闻、骇人听闻
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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