Definition of 憚

  • hesitate
  • shrink
  • awe

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • タン
  • はばか

Popular Words With This Kanji

憚る, はばかる

to hesitate, to have scruples, to be afraid of what others may think, to lord it over, to have great influence

忌憚, きたん

reserve, modesty

憚り乍ら, はばかりながら

with all due respect ..., I venture to say ..., Excuse me, but ...

憚り様, はばかりさま, はばかりさん

thank you for your trouble, unfortunately ...

過ちては則ち改むるに憚ること勿れ, あやまちてはすなわちあらたむるにはばかることなかれ

do not delay to make amends for one's wrongs

憎まれっ子世に憚る, にくまれっこよにはばかる

Ill weeds grow apace

憚り, はばかり

hesitation, hindrance, washroom

忌憚のない, きたんのない

unrestrained, unreserved, candid, frank


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