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[けわ()··]
kewashii
i adjective

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[けわ()··]
kewashii

English Meaning(s) for 険しい

i adjective
  1. precipitous; rugged; inaccessible; impregnable; steep
  2. grim; severe; stern

Definition and Synonyms for 険しい

Distressfulness the quality of arousing fear or distress
Synonyms: 由々しい, 険しい
Rocky full of hardship or trials
Synonyms: 大変, 険しい
Steep having a sharp inclination
Synonyms: 切り立つ, 切り立った, 奇峭, 峻厳, 峻険, 巌巌とした, , 急峻, 険しい, 険峻, 険阻
Precipitousness the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
Synonyms: 険しい
Critical being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Synonyms: 危うい, 危ない, 深刻, 険しい
Sheer very steep
Synonyms: 険しい
Stern of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor
Synonyms: いかめしい, 厳い, 厳しい, 峻厳, 険しい, 険悪, 険相
Harsh unpleasantly stern
Synonyms: ひどい, むごい, こっぴどい, 厳しい, 峻険, 手ひどい, 手厳しい, 過酷, , 酷烈, 険しい
Steeply in a steep manner
Synonyms: 険しい
Fierce violently agitated and turbulent
Synonyms: 凄まじい, 凄絶, 大荒れ, 強烈, 激しい, , 猛烈, 荒い, 荒々しい, 荒っぽい, 険しい
Sheer having a prominent and almost vertical front
Synonyms: 険しい
Stern forbidding in aspect
Synonyms: いかめしい, 厳い, 厳しい, 峻厳, 険しい, 険悪, 険相

Meanings for each kanji in 険しい

» precipitous; inaccessible place; impregnable position; steep place; sharp eyes

Categories 険しい is a member of

Slope the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
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Badness used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 険しい

Conjugations for 険しい

Adjective stem
[けわ()·]
kewashi
te-form
[けわ()···]
kewashikute
Negative te-form
[けわ()·····]
kewashikunakute
Adverbial Form
[けわ()··]
kewashiku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[けわ()··]
kewashii
Present Indicative Negative Form
[けわ()····]
kewashikunai
Past Indicative Form
[けわ()····]
kewashikatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[けわ()······]
kewashikunakatta
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[けわ()····]
kewashikereba
Present Indicative Negative Form
[けわ()······]
kewashikunakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
[けわ()·····]
kewashikunakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
[けわ()·····]
kewashikattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
[けわ()·······]
kewashikunakattara
Nominalized Form
Objective Form
[けわ()··]
kewashisa

Sample Sentences for 険しい

Her stern look told the boys that they were in trouble.
To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
The steep path is the sole access to the border.
We climbed up the steep mountain.
From this point the climb became suddenly steep.

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