Definition of 怯

  • cowardice
  • wince
  • flinch
  • hesitate
  • waver


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • キョウ
  • コウ
  • ひる
  • おびえ
  • おじる
  • おびえる
  • おそれる

Popular Words With This Kanji

怯える, 脅える, 悸える, おびえる

to become frightened, to be frightened (of), to be scared (of)

怯む, ひるむ

to falter, to flinch (from), to recoil (from), to quail (at)

悪びれる, 悪怯れる, わるびれる

to be timid, to be shy

卑怯, ひきょう

cowardice, meanness, unfairness

怯懦, きょうだ


怯え, 脅え, おびえ

being startled, surprised or afraid, panic, trepidation

怯弱, きょうじゃく, きょじゃく


卑怯者, ひきょう者, ひきょうもの

coward, dastard

卑怯千万, ひきょうせんばん

very mean (sneaky), extremely unsportsmanlike

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