悪気

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
わる
Grade: 3
き > ぎ
Grade: 1
yutōyomi
Alternative spelling
惡氣 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (waru, bad) +‎ (ki, spirit, intent, mood, will).[1] The ki changes to gi as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(わる)() (warugi (kyūjitai 惡氣)

  1. malice, negative intent, ill will
    悪気(わるぎ)はなかった。
    Warugi wa nakatta.
    There was no ill will.
  2. lack of trust, suspicion
  3. sneakiness, cunning

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN