微妙

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: S Grade: S

Adjectival noun[edit]

微妙 (-na inflection, hiragana びみょう, romaji bimyō)

  1. subtle
  2. delicate
  3. (euphemistic) lackluster

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

微妙 (hiragana びみょう, romaji bimyō)

  1. subtlety

Usage notes[edit]

Generally this has negative connotations. It is used euphemistically to mean "not bad but not very good either".