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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
おく
Grade: S
びょう
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Alternative formsEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

臆病 (-na inflection, hiragana おくびょう, rōmaji okubyō)

  1. cowardly; timid
     (かれ)夜外 (よるそと)一人 (ひとり) (ある)けないほど臆病 (おくびょう) (ひと)である。
    Kare wa yoru soto o hitori de arukenai hodo okubyō na hito dearu.
    He is so timid that he can't walk outside alone at night.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

臆病 (hiragana おくびょう, rōmaji okubyō)

  1. cowardice

Usage notesEdit

Prior to the addition of the character to the Jōyō kanji list in 2010, that character was substituted with , producing 憶病. Both forms remain in common use, though this is the originnal.