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ChineseEdit

 
to overturn; to collapse; to lean; to tend; to incline; to pour out
country; state; nation
trad. (傾國)
simp. (倾国)

EtymologyEdit

For the figurative senses, see 傾國傾城倾国倾城 (qīngguóqīngchéng).

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

傾國

  1. (literary) to make a nation collapse; (of a nation) to be destroyed; to collapse

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

傾國

  1. (literary, figuratively, of a woman) drop-dead gorgeous; extremely beautiful (and having the potential of bringing about the downfall of an empire)

NounEdit

傾國

  1. (literary, figuratively) drop-dead gorgeous woman; beauty who could drive a man to distraction (and bring about the downfall of an empire)
  2. (literary) the entire country