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Kanji in this term
Grade: S
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective modokashi: /modokashiki/ > /modokashii/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out. Cognate with verb 擬く (もどく, ​modoku).

AdjectiveEdit

擬しい (-i inflection, hiragana もどかしい, rōmaji modokashii)

  1. irritating

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