Definition of 衒

  • show off
  • display
  • pretend

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ゲン
  • ケン
  • てら

Popular Words With This Kanji

衒う, てらう

to show off, to parade, to pretend

女衒, ぜげん

someone who makes their living selling women into prostitution, pimp, procurer

衒学, げんがく

pedantry, display of learning

衒い, てらい

affectation, pretension

衒気, げんき

affectation, ostentation, vanity

衒耀, げんよう

false glitter

衒学者, げんがくしゃ

pedant

衒学的, げんがくてき

pedantic

奇を衒う, 奇をてらう, きをてらう

to make a display of one's originality (eccentricity), to deliberately act oddly (e.g. to get attention)

衒学趣味, げんがくしゅみ

pedantry, display of one's learning, being of a pedantic disposition


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