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Chengyu
咬文嚼字
Pinyin
yǎo wén jiáo zì
English
being pedantic
Explanation
Meaning
形容过分地斟酌字句。多指死扣字眼而不注意精神实质。
Context
元·无名氏《杀狗劝夫》第四折:“哎,使不的你咬文嚼字。”
Example
学习文件不能只~,关键是领会文件的精神实质。
Synonyms
字斟句酌
Antonyms
走马观花、一挥而就、文不加点
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、状语;含贬义
 
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