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相形见绌
Pinyin
xiāng xíng jiàn chù
English
prove inferior by comparison
Explanation
Meaning
形:对照;绌:不够,不足。和同类的事物相比较,显出不足。
Context
清·吴趼人《二十年目睹之怪现状》第九十回:“他一个部曹,戴了个水晶顶子去当会办,比着那红蓝色的顶子,未免相形见绌。”
Synonyms
相形失色、黯然失色
Grammar
偏正式;作谓语、定语;用于人或事
 
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