無用

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Chinese[edit]

 
-less; not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-
to use
trad. (無用)
simp. (无用)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("without") +  ("use").

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

無用

  1. to be useless; to be of no use; to be a waste of time
    有人認為讀書無用 [MSC, trad.]
    有人认为读书无用 [MSC, simp.]
    Yǒurén rènwéi dúshū wúyòng. [Pinyin]
    Some believe reading is a waste of time.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
よう
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

‎(non-) +‎ ‎(use)

Adjectival noun[edit]

無用 ‎(-na inflection, hiragana むよう, romaji muyō)

  1. useless
  2. unnecessary; needless
  3. prohibited, no (...ing)

Inflection[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

無用 ‎(hiragana むよう, romaji muyō)

  1. uselessness
  2. needlessness
  3. being prohibited

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.