およそ

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spelling 凡そ

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From おおよそ (ōyoso).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

およそ (oyoso

  1. about, nearly, roughly, approximately, around, more or less, in round numbers
  2. not at all, not the slightest

Noun[edit]

およそ (oyoso

  1. the outlines, the basic situation, roughly how something is
  2. being careless or sloppy
  3. the rough amount, an approximation

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN