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隐恶扬善
Pinyin
yǐn è yáng shàn
English
cover up another's faults and praise his good points
Explanation
Meaning
隐:隐匿;扬:宣扬。不谈人的坏处,光宣扬人的好处。
Context
《礼记·中庸》:“舜好问而好察迩言,隐恶而扬善。”
Example
他和你是同僚官,虽有些过失,你可隐恶而扬善。 ◎明·施耐庵《水浒全传》第三十三回
Synonyms
人弃我取
Antonyms
红口白牙
Grammar
联合式;作谓语、定语、宾语;含褒义
 
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