nghịch

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“to oppose”). Doublet of ngược.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nghịch

  1. (rare, of a limb) non-dominant
  2. (mathematics, of a relationship between two variables) inversely proportional
    tỉ lệ nghịch với
    to be inversely proportional with
  3. (chemistry, of a reaction, or its direction as noted in the equation) "leftward"

Antonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

nghịch

  1. (usually of a child) to fiddle or play around with something
    Nó đang ngồi nghịch máy tính.
    She's playing with the computer.
  2. (chiefly Northern Vietnam, usually of a child) to be playfully naughty
    Synonym: quậy
    Thằng cu con em nghịch như giặc.
    My boy is uncontrollable.