Taxonomy of meanings for 怪:

  • 怪 guài (OC: kruuds MC: kʷɯæi) 古壞切 去 廣韻:【怪異也古壞切八 】
    • STRANGE
      • nsubjectthat which is strange> strange spirits
      • vadNstrange; exotic
      • vistrange, monstrous
      • nab.tthe finding strange of someone or something
      • VP[adN]strange things
      • v[adN]weird things
      • positive: rare, hence>PRECIOUS
        • nwhat is amazing and thus to be treasured
      • deliberately>CRAZY
        • late: grammaticalised>INTENSELY
          • putative>SURPRISED
            • vt(oN)be surprised at the contextually determinate N
            • vtoNbe surprised at, be amazed at
            • vtoNpassivebe marvelled at
            • vtoNputativemarvel at, be surprised at; wonder about
            • vtoNPab{S}gradedbe surprised at S, be surprised that S 甚怪
            • vtoSbe surprised at S; be surprised at something as being characterised by S
            • vtt(oN.)+V[0]be amazed at something as being V
            • nab.tthe finding strange and being surprised by someone; surprise
            • vt(oS)be surprised because of the contextually determinate situation
            • grammaticalised: what surprise?>NATURALLY
                • intensitive> RESENT
                  • declarative>BLAME
                    • vtoNto declare responsible for a misdeed
                    • vtt(oN1.)(+N2)omblame a contextually determinate N1 for for the contextually determinate N2
                    • vttoN.+V[0]blame N for V-ing
                  • attitudinal>FEAR
                • negatively>DISSATISFIED