軽侮

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 3

Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 輕侮 ‎(khjieng mjuX, literally light (not heavy) + insult). Compare modern Mandarin 輕侮轻侮 (qīngwǔ, “to insult”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

軽侮 ‎(hiragana けいぶ, romaji keibu)

  1. disdain, contempt
    軽侮 (けいぶ) () ()
    keibu no me de miru
    to look on something with disdain

Usage notes[edit]

The term 軽侮 (keibu) is somewhat less strong than the synonym 軽蔑 ‎(keibetsu).

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Verb[edit]

軽侮する ‎(transitive, hiragana けいぶする, romaji keibu suru)

  1. to disdain something, to scorn something

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Usage notes[edit]

The term 軽侮 (keibu) is somewhat less strong than the synonym 軽蔑 ‎(keibetsu).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  • 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan