無益

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Chinese[edit]

 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
benefit; increase
trad. (無益)
simp. (无益)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

無益

  1. (literary) to be in vain; to have no benefit; to not be helpful

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
えき
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Adjectival noun[edit]

無益 (-na inflection, hiragana むえき, romaji mueki)

  1. useless, futile, pointless
    • 1941, 太宰治, 新ハムレット:
       (ひと)無益 (むえき) (きず)つけるだけの (こと)です。
      hito o mueki ni kizu tsukeru dake no koto desu.
      It only hurts people pointlessly.

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

無益 (hiragana むえき, romaji mueki)

  1. futility