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English Definitiongloomy
Simplified Script阴郁
Traditional Script陰鬱
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄧㄣ ㄩˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)jam1wat1
Word Decomposition
yīnovercast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia; (Chinese surname)
dense (growth); melancholy; (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
阴谋yīnmóuplot; conspiracy
阴天yīntiāncloudy day; overcast sky
阴影yīnyǐng(lit. and fig.) shadow
阴暗yīn'àndim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
阴干yīngānto dry in the shade
Words With Same Tail Word    
忧郁yōuyùsullen; depressed; melancholy; dejected
抑郁yìyùdepressed; despondent; gloomy; depression
积郁jīyùpent-up frustrations; something that has accumulated in one's mind for a long time
苍郁cāngyùverdant and luxuriant
葱郁cōngyùverdant; lush green and full of life
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