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东施效颦
Pinyin
dōng shī xiào pín
English
crude imitation with ludicrous effects
Explanation
Meaning
效:仿效;颦:皱眉头。比喻胡乱模仿,效果极坏。
Context
《庄子·天运》:“故西施病心而矉其里,其里之丑人见而美之,归亦捧心而矉其里。其里之富人见之,坚闭门而不出;贫人见之,絜妻子而去之走。”
Example
若真也葬花,可谓“~”了,不但不为新奇,而且更是可厌。 ◎清·曹雪芹《红楼梦》第三十回
Synonyms
邯郸学步、照猫画虎、生搬硬套、亦步亦趋
Antonyms
独辟蹊径、标新立异、自我作古、择善而从
Grammar
主谓式;作谓语、宾语、定语;含贬义
 
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