諱疾忌醫

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Chinese[edit]

avoid mentioning; to taboo
 
sickness; disease; hate; envy
avoid as taboo; jealous
 
medical; medicine; doctor; to cure; to treat
trad. (諱疾忌醫)
simp. (讳疾忌医)

Etymology[edit]

From a story of Marquis Huan of Cai recorded by Zhou Dunyi.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

諱疾忌醫

  1. to avoid seeking medical attention for fear of disease
  2. to conceal one's shortcomings for fear of criticism