chǒu shameful; ugly; disgraceful

Made up of [ one radical 1]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Original form was a bottle with an evil spirit suggesting a drunken malevolence the new form uses the character for a clown

Related characters

Using : bǐng (third in order) dé (virtue) huò (maybe) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not)

Different tone

chóu (silk)

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stroke order for 丑
Stroke order for character 丑, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


家丑不可外扬 jiā chǒu bù kě wài yáng Keep family problems within the family
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