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English Definitionto decline; to wane; weakened; enfeebled; in decline
Simplified Script衰微
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕㄨㄞ ㄨㄟ
Cantonese (Jyutping)seoi1mei4
Word Decomposition
shuāito decline; to wane; to become weak or feeble
wēitiny; miniature; slightly; profound; abtruse; to decline; one millionth part of; micro-; (Chinese surname); ancient Chinese state near present day Chongqing

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Words With Same Head Word    
衰退shuāituìto decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
衰弱shuāiruòweak; feeble
衰老shuāilǎoto age; to deteriorate with age; old and weak
衰亡shuāiwángto decline; to die out; decline and fall
衰人shuāirénloser; jerk
Words With Same Tail Word    
稍微shāowēia little bit
略微lüèwēia little bit; slightly
低微dīwēimeager (wages); humble (social status); feeble (voice)
入微rùwēidown to the smallest detail; thoroughgoing; fine and detailed
卑微bēiwēipetty and low
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