I have some real problem understanding the semantics behind this word, I would be glad to see how this word was used in classical Chinese in order to get an idea of its original usage.


  1. clear, example:(idioms) 神清气爽
  2. wise, example: 兹心不爽,而昏乱百度。——《左传·昭公元年》
  3. cheerful, example: 温豪爽有风慨。——《晋书·桓温传》
  4. v. make error, example: 女也不爽,士贰其行。——《诗·卫风·氓》
  5. v. break one's word, example: 郭伋还州,尚不欺于童子; 文侯校猎,宁爽约于虞人。—— 李商隐《为张周封上杨相公启》
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