nghịch

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (to oppose). Doublet of ngược.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nghịch

  1. (rare, of a limb) non-dominant
  2. (mathematics, of a relationship between two variables) inversely proportional
    tỉ lệ nghịch với
    to be inversely proportional with
  3. (chemistry, of a reaction, or its direction as noted in the equation) "leftward"

AntonymsEdit

VerbEdit

nghịch

  1. (usually of a child) to fiddle or play around with something
    Nó đang ngồi nghịch máy tính.
    She's playing with the computer.
  2. (chiefly Northern Vietnam, usually of a child) to be playfully naughty
    Synonym: quậy
    Thằng cu con em nghịch như giặc.
    My boy is uncontrollable.