きびしい

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Japanese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of きびしい – see the following entry.
厳しい
[adjective] [from late 900s] stern, grave, forbidding; dignified, stately
[adjective] [from early 1000s] strict, unforgiving
[adjective] [from 1116] tight, close, without gaps
[adjective] [from 1179] harsh, tough, extreme, severe, hard to withstand (said of natural phenomena)
[adjective] [from 1710] extreme, excessive, terrible (said of an action)
[adjective] [from late 1700s?] dire, difficult, tight (said of a situation)
(This term, きびしい, is an alternative spelling of the above term.)