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欲壑难填    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yù hè nán tián    Simplified 欲壑难填    Traditional 慾壑難填
  1. bottomless pit of desire (idiom); insatiable greed
  2. carnal cravings are never satisfied and are a main obstruction on the path to enlightenment

Chinese meanings
  1. yù hè nán tián
    形容贪得的欲望太大,很难满足。

    ◆ 欲壑难填
    yù hè nán tián
    BS 欠 | BH 7
    形容贪得的欲望太大,很难满足。

Chinese meanings
  1. yù hè nán tián
    【近义】贪得无厌、贪心不足、唯利是图
    【反义】不饮盗泉、一身清白、一尘不染
    【释义】欲:欲望;壑:深谷。形容欲望象深谷一样,很难填满。指贪心重,没法满足。
    【出处】《国语·晋语八》:“叔鱼生其母视之,曰:‘是虎目而豕喙,鸢肩而牛腹,谿壑可盈,是不可餍也,必以贿死。’”
    【用例】衙门口人~,也不好太懦弱了,尽着他们的口胃,他们得着口胃,就咽不满的馋涎了。(清·颐琐《黄绣球》第四回)

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