Definition of 劣

  • inferiority
  • be inferior to
  • be worse

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • レツ
  • おと

Popular Words With This Kanji

劣る, おとる

to be inferior to, to be less good at, to fall behind

劣勢, れっせい

inferiority (e.g. numerical), inferior position, disadvantage, unfavorable situation, unfavourable situation

劣化, れっか

deterioration, degradation, drop in quality

劣悪, れつあく

inferiority, coarseness

見劣り, みおとり

unfavourable comparison, unfavorable comparison

卑劣, 鄙劣, ひれつ

mean, foul play, cowardly, base

卑劣, 鄙劣, ひれつ

mean, foul play, cowardly, base

優劣, ゆうれつ

(relative) merits, superiority or inferiority, quality

劣後債, れつごさい

subordinated debt

劣等感, れっとうかん

inferiority complex


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