Definition of 惜

  • pity
  • be sparing of
  • frugal
  • stingy
  • regret

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • セキ
  • しい
  • しむ

Popular Words With This Kanji

悔しい, 口惜しい, 悔やしい, くやしい, くちおしい

vexing, annoying, frustrating, regrettable, mortifying

惜しむ, 吝しむ, 愛しむ, おしむ

to be frugal, to be sparing, to value, to hold dear, to regret (e.g. a loss), to feel sorry (for), to be unwilling, to be reluctant

惜しい, おしい

regrettable, disappointing, precious, dear, valuable, too good for, deserving better, almost but not quite

惜敗, せきはい

regrettable defeat, defeat by a narrow margin

惜し気, 惜しげ, 惜気, おしげ

regret, frugality

惜し気, 惜しげ, 惜気, おしげ

regret, frugality

惜し気, 惜しげ, 惜気, おしげ

regret, frugality

痛惜, つうせき

deep regret

可惜, あたら, あったら

alas, regrettably

負け惜しみ, 負惜しみ, 負け惜み, 負惜み, まけおしみ

poor loser, make excuses, unwilling to admit defeat, sour grapes


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