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渋い, 澁い, しぶい

  • shibui


adjective (keiyoushi)

  • astringent
  • bitter
  • puckery
  • rough
  • harsh
  • tart


  • austere
  • elegant (and unobtrusive)
  • refined
  • quiet (and simple)
  • sober
  • sombre
  • subdued
  • tasteful (in a quiet way)
  • understated


  • sour (look)
  • glum
  • grim
  • sullen
  • sulky


  • stingy
  • tight-fisted

Examples of 渋い,澁い,しぶい in a Sentence

For my tastes, I'd prefer plainer, or rather, more tasteful clothing.
The first thing that came to my attention was the large sofa. It was covered in sober coloured leather, the seat and the back both looked wide and comfortable.

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