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Chengyu
无病呻吟
Pinyin
wú bìng shēn yīn
English
make a fuss about nothing / affected sentimentality (said of writing)
Explanation
Meaning
呻吟:病痛时的低哼。没病瞎哼哼。比喻没有值得忧伤的事情而叹息感慨。也比喻文艺作品没有真实感情,装腔作势。
Context
宋·辛弃疾《临江仙》词:“百年光景百年心,更欢须叹息,无病也呻吟。”
Example
后来的叹老嗟卑也正是~。 ◎朱自清《论书生的酸气》
Synonyms
矫柔造作
Antonyms
直抒脑臆
Grammar
连动式;作谓语、宾语;含贬义
 
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