惜しい, おしい

  • oshii
JLPT 2

Definition of 惜しい,おしい

adjective (keiyoushi)

  • regrettable
  • disappointing

  • precious
  • dear
  • valuable

  • too good for
  • deserving better

  • almost but not quite

Related Kanji

pity, be sparing of, frugal, stingy, regret

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Examples of 惜しい,おしい in a Sentence

誰でも惜しい
Life is dear to everybody.
あなたほど才能持ち主世間知られずにいるのは惜しいことです
It is a pity that a man of your ability should remain unknown to the world.
これはまだ捨てるには惜しい
This is still too good to be thrown away.
This is too good a chance to miss.
河豚は食いたし惜しし
There is no rose without a thorn.
I think it's a great pity that he died so young.
はとても惜しい
Life is very dear to me.

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