卑しい

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S
kun'yomi

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Adjective[edit]

卑しい (-i inflection, hiragana いやしい, romaji iyashii)

  1. lowborn, lowly
    • 1905, Natsume Sōseki, 吾輩は猫である:
      大王 (だいおう)にしては少々言葉 (しょうしょうことば) (いや)しいと (おも)った
      daiō ni shite wa shōshō kotoba ga iyashii to omotta
      I thought those were rather lowly words for a king
  2. shabby
  3. greedy, avaricious
  4. vulgar, mean (person)

Inflection[edit]