Taxonomy of meanings for 惜:

  • 惜 xī (OC: sqaɡ MC: siɛk) 思積切 入 廣韻:【悋惜説文痛也 】
    • psychological>SYMPATHY
      • vtoNpassivebe sympathised with, be felt sorry for
      • intensitive>LOVE
          • the dead>MOURNING
              • generalised: regrettably>REGRET
                • vt[0](oN)(I) regret the contextually determinate situation N> what a pity!
                • vtoNstativeregret (something that is about to happen); regret (an impossibility); think sadly of
                • vtoNPab{S}to regret that (with sentential object)
            • action>CARE FOR
              • vtoNreflexive.自take sympathetic care for
              • practical>KEEP
                  • feature>FRUGAL
                    • vadNstingy
                    • vtoNbe reluctant to let go of, be stingy with
                    • vtoNfigurativefail to make a proper effort on
                    • vtoNpsychbe frugal in the use of (oneself)