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n. Xi Shi (c. 450 BC, famous Chinese beauty, foremost of the Four legendary beauties)
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- 东施效颦 / 東施效顰 [dong1 shi1 xiao4 pin2] , (idiom) Dongshi (an ugly woman) trying to imitate the famous beauty Xishi by knitting her brows only to make herself all the uglier, (fig.) blind imitation with ludicrous effect
- 效西施之颦 / 效西施之顰 [xiao4 xi1 shi1 zhi1 pin2] , (idiom) to imitate the famous beauty Xishi by knitting one's brows
- 西子 / 西子 [xi1 zi3] , (n) referring to the famous beauty Xishi (same as [西施])
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