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    chéng     honesty / sincerity

Traditional: 誠
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Grammar: Noun
Notes: 诚 is an important Confucian concept (Kroll '誠' 1a; Yao, 2000, p. 217). For example, 所謂誠其意者,毋自欺也 What is meant by 'making the thoughts sincere.' is the allowing no self-deception.' (The Classic of Rites, The Great Learning《禮記‧大學》, trans. by Legge 1885)
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