Definition of 欠

  • lack
  • gap
  • fail
  • yawning radical (no. 76)

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ケツ
  • ケン
  • ける

Popular Words With This Kanji

欠く, かく

to lack, to break, to crack, to chip

不可欠, ふかけつ

indispensable, essential

欠ける, 缺ける, 闕ける, かける

to be chipped, to be damaged, to be broken, to be lacking, to be missing, to be insufficient, to be short, to be deficient, to be negligent toward, (of the moon) to wane, to go into eclipse

欠席, けっせき

absence, non-attendance

欠陥, けっかん

defect, fault, deficiency, deformity, shortage, gap

欠場, けつじょう

absence, not taking part

欠点, けってん

faults, defect, weakness

欠如, けつじょ

lack, privation, deficiency

補欠, ほけつ

filling a vacancy, supplementation, substitute, deputy, alternate, spare

欠かす, かかす

to miss (doing), to fail (to do)


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