Chinese

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rhinoceros
advantage; benefit; profit
advantage; benefit; profit; sharp
 
simp. and trad.
(犀利)

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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犀利

  1. (of a blade) sharp; sharp-edged; keen
  2. (figurative, of eyes, opinions, writing) sharp; incisive; trenchant; caustic
    用詞非常犀利 [MSC, trad.]
    用词非常犀利 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā zài xìn zhōng de yòngcí fēicháng xīlì. [Pinyin]
    His wording in the letter is very sharp.
  3. (figurative, Cantonese, sometimes Mandarin) surprisingly impressive; amazing
    犀利 [Cantonese]  ―  hou2 sai1 lei6 [Jyutping]  ―  very impressive

Synonyms

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  • (sharp-edged):
  • (incisive):
  • (amazing):

Derived terms

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
さい
Jinmeiyō

Grade: 4
on’yomi

Adjective

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(さい)() (sairi-na (adnominal (さい)() (sairi na), adverbial (さい)() (sairi ni))

  1. sharp (of e.g. cutlery, and of e.g. perception)

Inflection

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Noun

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(さい)() (sairi

  1. sharp