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erai
i adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

[えら()·]
erai
[えら()·]
erai

English Meaning(s) for えらい

i adjective
  1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
  2. awful; terrible

Definition and Synonyms for えらい

Admirable deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
Synonyms: えらい, , , 天晴れ, 感心, 神妙, 見事
Heavy unusually great in degree or quantity or number
Synonyms: えらい, ひどい, ヘビー, ヘヴィ, おっきい, 大きい, 惨い, 甚だしい, 甚大, 莫大
Big above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Synonyms: えらい, でかい, おっきい, , , 大い, 大き, 大きい, 太い, 広い
Great remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect
Synonyms: えらい, すごい, おっきい, ど偉い, 大きい, 大いなる, 目茶目茶, 莫大, 著しい, 重大
Admirable inspiring admiration or approval
Synonyms: えらい, , , 天晴れ, 感心, 殊勝, 神妙, 見事
Important having authority or ascendancy or influence
Synonyms: えらい, 主立つ, 主立った, 枢要, 顕要
Eminent standing above others in quality or position
Synonyms: えらい, 高い, 高等, 高級
Upper-Level at an elevated level in rank or importance
Synonyms: えらい, 高級

Stroke Order Diagrams for えらい

Conjugations for えらい

Present Indicative Form
erai
Present Indicative Negative Form
erakunai
Past Indicative Form
erakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
erakunakatta
te-form
erakute
Adverbial Form
eraku
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
erakattara

Sample Sentences for えらい

John was another great player.
My wife had a hard time getting into the swing of our new life in America.
We had a terrible time in the blizzard.
I admire you for keeping your head.

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