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凄 = 冫 + 妻 The radical 冫 is named にすい and it means "ice". 妻 means "wife". 凄 means "ice-cold", "bleak", "mournful", "frigid", etc., so it is a kanji with highly negative meanings. You stated that the kanji meant something completely different in Chinese but it DOES NOT. Your statement appears to be based on a comparison between the positive modern ...
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