負け惜しみ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: S

Etymology[edit]

 () (make), from  ()ける (makeru, to lose) +  ()しみ (oshimi), from  ()しむ (oshimu, to resent).

Noun[edit]

負け惜しみ (hiragana まけおしみ, rōmaji makeoshimi)

  1. (idiomatic) sour grapes