失道寡助

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Chinese[edit]

finding little support; paucity of support
simp. and trad.
(失道寡助)
失道 寡助

Etymology[edit]

From "Gongsun Chou II", in Mencius (《孟子·公孫丑下》):

得道多助失道寡助 [Classical Chinese, trad. and simp.]
From: Mencius, circa 4th century BCE
Dédào zhě duōzhù, shīdào zhě guǎzhù. [Pinyin]
He who finds the proper course has many to assist him. He who loses the proper course has few to assist him.

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Idiom[edit]

失道寡助

  1. An unjust cause attracts little support.

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