傾國

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Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

傾國

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

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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)

Noun[edit]

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

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (傾國):
  • Japanese: 傾国(けいこく) (keikoku)
  • Korean: 경국 (傾國, gyeongguk)