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瑕不掩瑜
Pinyin
xiá bù yǎn yú
English
the defects cannot obscure the virtues
Explanation
Meaning
瑕:玉上面的斑点,比喻缺点;掩:遮盖;瑜:美玉的光泽,比喻优点。比喻缺点掩盖不了优点,缺点是次要的,优点是主要的。
Context
《礼记·聘义》:“瑕不掩瑜,瑜不掩瑕,忠也。”
Example
柳之文长于记,特惜~,恶敢与泰山北斗并驾齐驱。 ◎清·陶曾佑《中国文学之概观》
Synonyms
白璧无瑕、大醇小疵
Antonyms
瑜不掩霞
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含褒义
 
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