岸然 (an ran): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples -
岸然 (Chinese PinYin: [àn rán]; traditional Chinese: 岸然) may mean: (1) in a solemn manner; (2) be dignified; (3) be proud; (4) be sanctimonious; (5) be hypocritical. It is mostly used in the fixed idiomatic expression: 道貌岸然 (be sanctimonious). It is often used only in formal or written Mandarin Chinese. Literally: 岸 (tall and big)… Read More »