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English Definitionto neglect (work); to waste (one's talents)
Simplified Script旷废
Traditional Script曠廢
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄎㄨㄤˋ ㄈㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)kwong3fai3
Word Decomposition
kuàngto neglect; to skip (class or work); to waste (time); vast; loose-fitting
fèito abolish; to abandon; to abrogate; to discard; to depose; to oust; crippled; abandoned; waste

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Words With Same Head Word    
旷工kuànggōngto skip work; absence without leave
旷课kuàngkèto play truant; to cut classes
旷世kuàngshìincomparable; none to compare with at that time
旷代kuàngdàiunrivalled; without peer in this generation
旷古kuànggǔsince the dawn of time; from the year dot
Words With Same Tail Word    
作废zuòfèito become invalid; to cancel; to delete; to nullify
半途而废bàntú ér fèito give up halfway (idiom); leave something unfinished
报废bàofèito scrap; to be written off
三废sānfèithree types of waste product, namely: waste water 废水, exhaust gas 废气, industrial slag 废渣
偏废piānfèito give unequal emphasis to; doing some things at the expense of others
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