Taxonomy of meanings for 毀:

  • 毀 huǐ (OC: qhʷralʔ MC: hʷɯiɛ) 許委切 上 廣韻:【壞也破也缺也虧也許委切十 】
    • CRITICISE
      • vtoNsometimes: vituperate officially, criticise severely
      • nabactbeing criticised> criticism/slander
      • nabactstrong criticism
      • vt[oN]criticise people
    • DESTROY
      • vtoNdestroy, ruin; smash; deliberately ruin (e.g. new trousers so they look old); sometimes metaphorical: maltreat (oneself)
      • vtoNfigurativedestroy > inactivate, destroy the effectiveness of
      • vtoNmiddle voicecollapse, be destroyed
      • vtoNreflexive.自destroy (oneself)
      • nabactdeliberate maltreatment (typically during the period of ritual mourning)
    • JADE DEFECT
      • nflaw (in pearls and jade etc)
    • SLANDER
      • vtoNvilify, speak ill of without good reason; also privately: vilify, calumniate
      • nabactvilification; direct criticism, open public criticism to the face; vituperation
      • vadNslandering, vilifying
      • v[adN]pluralone who vilifies others> calumniator
      • vtoNpassivebe criticised and slandered
      • vt+prep+Nslander (others)
      • nabactbad reputation
    • TATTERED
      • vtoNcausativecause to look tattered
  • 毀 huì (OC: qhʷrals MC: hʷɯiɛ) 況偽切 去 廣韻:【男八歳女七歳而毀齒況僞切一 】