無法無天

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Chinese[edit]

 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
 
law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France (abbrev.)
 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
day; sky; heaven
trad. (無法無天)
simp. (无法无天)

Etymology[edit]

From

  • (, “not have”) + () (short for 法紀法纪 (fǎjì, “law”)): ("no (respect for) law") +
  • (, “not have”) + (tiān) (short for 天理 (tiānlǐ, “heavenly justice”).

Literally "no (respect for) heaven(ly) justice".

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

無法無天

  1. no respect for law and order; unruly

Derived terms[edit]