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欲盖弥彰    Add to My Vocabulary

PinYin yù gài mí zhāng    Simplified 欲盖弥彰    Traditional 欲蓋彌彰
  1. trying to hide it makes it more conspicuous (idiom); A cover up only makes matters worse.

Chinese meanings
  1. yù gài mí zhāng
    想要掩盖事实的真相,结果反而更加显露出来(指坏事)。

    ◆ 欲盖弥彰
    yù gài mí zhāng
    BS 欠 | BH 7
    想要掩盖事实的真相,结果反而更加显露出来(指坏事)。

Chinese meanings
  1. yù gài mí zhāng

    【反义】相得益彰
    【释义】盖:遮掩;弥:更加;彰:明显。想掩盖坏事的真相,结果反而更明显地暴露出来。
    【出处】《左传·昭公三十一年》:“或求名而不得,或欲盖而名章,惩不义也。”
    【用例】与其~,倒不如自己先认了。(闻一多《画展》)

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