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ChineseEdit

 
tiny; minute; clandestine; hide; elegant; exquisite
clever; wonderful
simp. and trad.
(微妙)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

微妙

  1. subtle and delicate; tricksy; intricate

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
みょう
Grade: S
on’yomi

Adjectival nounEdit

微妙 (-na inflection, hiragana びみょう, rōmaji bimyō)

  1. subtle
  2. delicate
  3. (euphemistic) lackluster

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

微妙 (hiragana びみょう, rōmaji bimyō)

  1. subtlety

Usage notesEdit

Generally this has negative connotations. It is used euphemistically to mean "not bad but not very good either".