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i adjective, adverb

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English Meaning(s) for えらい

i adjective
  1. great; excellent; admirable; remarkable; distinguished; important; celebrated; famous; eminent
  2. very troublesome; awful; terrible
  3. tiring; tough
  1. very; extremely

Definition and Synonyms for えらい

Grand used of a person's appearance or behavior
Synonyms: えらい, , , 偉大, 堂々, 抜群, 雄偉
Heavy unusually great in degree or quantity or number
Synonyms: えらい, ひどい, むごい, ヘビー, ヘヴィ, おっきい, 大きい, 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, めちゃめちゃ, ど偉い, 大きい, 大いなる, 莫大, 著しい, 重大
Admirable inspiring admiration or approval
Synonyms: えらい, あっぱれ, , , 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
Illustriousness the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence
Synonyms: えらい, ありがたい, ありがたさ, 摩訶, 素晴らしい, 素晴らしさ
Badness used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
Synonyms: えらい, つらい, つらさ, づらい, にくい, まずい, こっぴどい, 厳しい, 厳しさ, 悪い, 悪さ, 憎い, 手ひどい, 手痛い, 苛烈, 辛い
Admirable deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
Synonyms: えらい, あっぱれ, , , 感心, 神妙, 見事
Grand befitting an eminent person
Synonyms: えらい, , , 偉大, 堂々, 抜群, 雄偉

Categories えらい is a member of

Intensiveness high level or degree
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Importance the quality of being important and worthy of note
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Stroke Order Diagrams for えらい

Conjugations for えらい

Adjective stem
Negative te-form
Adverbial Form
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
Past Indicative Form
Past Indicative Negative Form
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
Nominalized Form
Objective Form

Sample Sentences for えらい

Wow, you're really in a bad mood. Don't get scrappy.
We had a terrible time in the blizzard.
I admire you for keeping your head.
When I was in elementary school I thought, from the bottom of my heart, that the teachers were great people and I was influenced by the teachers' attitudes and moral lessons, but middle school was just a business like any other.
My wife had a hard time getting into the swing of our new life in America.

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