Definition of 窮

  • hard up
  • destitute
  • suffer
  • perplexed
  • cornered

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • キュウ
  • キョウ
  • きわめる
  • きわまる
  • きわまり
  • きわ

Popular Words With This Kanji

究極, 窮極, きゅうきょく

ultimate, extreme, final, eventual

窮地, きゅうち

dilemma, predicament

窮状, きゅうじょう

distress, wretched condition

極める, 究める, 窮める, きわめる

to carry to extremes, to go to the end of something, to investigate thoroughly, to master

窮屈, きゅうくつ

narrow, tight, stiff, rigid, uneasy, formal, constrained

困窮, こんきゅう

poverty, distress

追究, 追窮, ついきゅう

investigation (e.g. academically, of the unknown), enquiry, inquiry

極み, 窮み, きわみ

height, acme, extremity

極まる, 窮まる, きわまる

to terminate, to reach an extreme, to take to the extreme, to be in a dilemma, to be at an end

窮す, きゅうす

to be hard pressed, to be at a loss, to become poor, to be reduced to poverty


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