矜持

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Chinese[edit]

boast; esteem; sympathize
 
to grasp; to hold; support; manage; direct; maintain
simp. and trad.
(矜持)

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Adjective[edit]

矜持

  1. solemn; grave
  2. (usually of young girls) reserved; restrained; modest; undemonstrative; shy; diffident

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
きょう
Hyōgaiji

Grade: 3
on’yomi
Kanji in this term
きん
Hyōgaiji

Grade: 3
kan’yōon

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Noun[edit]

矜持 (hiragana きょうじ, rōmaji kyōji, historical hiragana きようぢ) (alternative reading hiragana きんじ, romaji kinji, historical hiragana きんぢ)

  1. pride; self-confidence

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9