浅薄

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浅薄

  1. superficial; shallow; skin-deep

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4 Grade: S

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Etymology[edit]

From (sen, “shallow”) + (paku, “thin”)

Adjective[edit]

浅薄 (hiragana せんぱく, romaji senpaku)

  1. shallow; disapproving a person, piece of work, or idea because of luck of any serious or careful thought.

浅薄 (-nari inflection, hiragana せんぱく, romaji senpaku)

  • Nari Declension (ナリ活用)
  1. shallow; disapproving a person, piece of work, or idea because of luck of any serious or careful thought.
    • 1911, Inazō Nitobe, Shūyō (修養, Cultivation of the mind)
      ..., ただ偶爾の随感随想を述べたるに過ぎざれば、自ら浅薄なりと思う点も多く、...
      ..., tada gūji no zuikan-zuisō o nobetaru-ni sugizareba, mizukara senpaku-nari to omou ten mo ōku, ...

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