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noun, na adjective, interjection

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English Meaning(s) for 哀れ

  1. pity; sorrow; grief; misery; compassion; pathos
na adjective
  1. pitiable; pitiful; pathetic; miserable
  1. alack; alas

Definition and Synonyms for 哀れ

Ridiculous inspiring scornful pity
Synonyms: 哀れ
Pitiful inspiring mixed contempt and pity
Synonyms: いじましい, かわいそう, 不憫, 哀れ, 情けない, お気の毒, 気の毒, 浅ましい, 涙ぐましい, 無残, 痛々しい, 痛ましい
Miserable very unhappy
Synonyms: わびしい, ミゼラブル, 不憫, 哀れ, 悲惨, 惨め, 気の毒, 痛ましい
Miserable of very poor quality or condition
Synonyms: ケチ, しがない, はかない, わびしい, すぼらしい, ミゼラブル, みすぼらしい, 哀れ, 嘆かわしい, 情けない, 惨め, 浅ましい
Compassion a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
Synonyms: 不憫, 同情, 哀れ, 哀れみ, 哀れむ, 思いやり, 思いやる, , 惻隠, 憐情, 憐憫
Miserable full of misery
Synonyms: わびしい, ミゼラブル, 不憫, 哀れ, 悲惨, 惨め, 気の毒, 痛ましい

Meanings for each kanji in 哀れ

pathetic; grief; sorrow; pathos; pity; sympathize Kanji Details »

Categories 哀れ is a member of

Fellow Feeling sharing the feelings of others (especially feelings of sorrow or anguish)
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 哀れ

Sample Sentences for 哀れ

How my poor heart aches!
She was in a piteous state.
The little girl, deeply moved by the old man's pitiful story, burst into tears.
He looked piteous, like a drowned mouse.
He took pity on me and helped me out.

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