Taxonomy of meanings for 輕:

  • 輕 qīng (OC: kheŋ MC: kʰiɛŋ) 廣韻:去盈切 平【輕重去盈切三 】
    • LIGHTWEIGHT
      • vibe of comparatively little physical weight, light
      • vadNfigurativelightly armed (and therefore nimble-footed)
      • vtoNputativeoccasionally in derived verbal sense: regard as light and easy to lift up
      • vadVlightly, easily, without compunction
      • vadNlight (cloaks etc)
      • nabactnon-severe treatment
      • vichangebecome lighter
      • vtoNcausativecause to become light; cause to become lighter
      • vifigurative"light"
      • vtoNcausativecause to be less substantial
      • physical>WEAK
        • vibe powerless, be weak
        • nabstativecurrent state of weakness
        • vichangebecome weaker, we weakened
        • abstractUNIMPORTANT
          • vipowerlessbe lightweight, be powerless; lose power
          • vtoNgradedtake lightly, think little of, refuse to take seriously
          • vigraded(of things) be unimportant, be of no great significance 甚輕
          • vadNlight (offences etc)
          • vtoNpassivebe taken lightly, not be taken seriously
          • vtoNpassivebe regarded as unimportant
          • vtoNattitudinaltreat as unimportant
          • v[adN]nonreferentialthose who are unimportant, lightweight
          • vt+V[0]find it unimportant to VERB
          • vtoNputative.reflex.自consider (oneself, one's own affairs) as unimportant; lack self-esteem
          • vtoNputativeregard (oneself) as unimportant
          • v[adN]unimportant ones; unimportant things
        • attitudinal>DESPISE
          • vtoNputativemake light of; think little of; be not afraid of; to slight, hold in disrespect, to fail to show the proper respect for (the law etc)
          • vtoNpassivebe despised
        • declarative>FORGIVE
          • vtoNcausativecause (punishments etc) to be lenient
          • psychological>FRIVOLOUS
            • vadVlightly, without proper consideration of a matter
            • vifigurativebe easy-going; superficial; frivolous; be flippant; lack gravity and seriousness and be therefore over-confident
            • exocentric: joy>DELIGHT
              • vifeel elated??
      • economic>CHEAP
        • vicheap
      • practically>EASY
        • vt+V[0]fail to take the matter of V-ing seriously; find it easy to; be easily ready to;
        • vadNeasily obtained (profit etc)
        • vadVeaslily
        • vibe effortless
      • capable of moving fast>QUICK
        • vilight-footed, nimble-footed; fickle
      • exocentric: vehicle>CHARIOT
        • nlight chariot