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ChineseEdit

micro; tiny; miniature 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, romaji bimyō)

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

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

微妙 ‎(hiragana びみょう, romaji bimyō)

  1. subtlety

Usage notesEdit

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

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