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English to Chinese translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:baser self
Still a bit confused about how to judge a potential unethical action? Then close your eyes, take a deep breath and ask yourself how you'll feel about your behavior the next day -- that is, after the heat of the moment has passed (yes, it will) and you're once again a sane, highly principled human being. Will you regret having indulged your baser self? Or will you think, ''Heck, sometimes a gal's just gotta have fun''? The key is to have fun and do no harm -- or at least cause no bodies to tumble down the stairs.
Explanation: base (not honourable)(literary) = not honourable and lacking in morals eg I accused him of having base morals.
base (low) = 1 with little or no honour, courage or decency; mean; contemptible 2 of a menial or degrading kind 3 inferior in quality 4 of comparatively low worth (iron is a base metal, gold is a precious one) 5 debased or counterfeit 6 (archaic) of servile or humble birth
debase = 1 to reduce the quality or value of something 2 debase yourself = to behave in such a way that people have less respect for you 降低自己的身份
Also has: takes in the cultural/religious idea of the body (lower nature) vs the spirit (higher nature)
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Collins Concise English Dictionary Longman Active Study English-Chinese Dictionary (for debase)
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