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毋庸置疑 is a chengyu. Its meaning is "beyound any doubt", but what is its verbatim meaning in literary Chinese?

  • 毋 is like "don't"
  • 置 is "to place, to put"
  • 疑 is "doubt"
  • 庸 I am not sure of the correct meaning for

Please, if possible, explain the grammatical structure of the sentence.

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means 需要 (need) here.

(1) (会意。小篆字形。从用,从庚。“庚更”同音,表更换。先做某事,然后更换做别的事。本义:用;需要)

(2) 同本义 [need;adopt]

(4) 常与否定副词“无”、“勿”、“弗”连用

(5) 又如:无庸讳言;无庸细述;毋庸讳言;

So 毋庸 means 无须/不必 (no need to).

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a doubt is not needed here庸 some parts like need or necessary

We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed.

  • I got a notice saying "We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Answers that don't include explanations may be removed." so, is the answer judged only by the number of words? is a long trash more valuable than one keyword? The answer to this question only needs a line of words for the meaning of one single character. That's all, even in dictionary it is in this way – gcd0318 Nov 2 '15 at 3:04
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80% of the time 庸 means mediocre;commonplace,15% of the time 庸 means need;adopt.


1.平常,不高明的:平庸。庸医。庸言。庸俗。庸人。昏庸。庸主(平庸或昏庸的君主)。庸夫。庸暗(平凡,愚昧)。庸庸碌碌(没有志气,没有作为)。

2.需要:毋庸置疑。无庸细述。无庸讳言。南海自古以来就是中国的领土,这是毋庸置疑的!

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