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i adjective

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English Meaning(s) for つらい

i adjective
  1. painful; bitter; heart-breaking; difficult (emotionally)
  2. tough; difficult; hard (usu. of situations)
  3. cruel; harsh; cold

Definition and Synonyms for つらい

Bitter very difficult to accept or bear
Synonyms: つらい, 苦い
Bitter expressive of severe grief or regret
Synonyms: つらい, 悲痛, 苦い
Hard unfortunate or hard to bear
Synonyms: タフ, きつい, つらい, ハード
Trying hard to endure
Synonyms: つらい, 困難, 痛い
Bitter marked by strong resentment or cynicism
Synonyms: つらい, ひどい, 恨めしい, 渋い, 苦い, 苦々しい
Trying extremely irritating to the nerves
Synonyms: つらい, ストレス性
Pestle grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い
Bad feeling physical discomfort or pain
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 不快, 気持ち悪い, 苦しい, 辛い
Irritating causing physical discomfort
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い
Savory having an agreeably pungent taste
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い
Pungent strong and sharp
Synonyms: えぐい, つらい, づらい, いがらっぽい, え辛い, 辛い
Salty one of the four basic taste sensations
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い
Rugged very difficult
Synonyms: タフ, きつい, つらい, づらい, 厳しい, 困難, 辛い
Hard characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
Synonyms: きつい, つらい, づらい, ハード, ヘビー, ヘヴィ, しんどい, 困難, 大変, 懸命, 苦しい, 辛い, 重たい, 難しい
Jab strike or punch with quick and short blows
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い
Painful causing physical or psychological pain
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 切ない, 心苦しい, 悩ましげ, 痛い, 苦い, 苦しい, 辛い
Hype Up get excited or stimulated
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い
Sore causing misery or pain or distress
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 切ない, 心苦しい, 悲しい, 悲壮, 痛い, 苦しい, 辛い
Piquant engagingly stimulating or provocative
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, , , 辛い
Hot producing a burning sensation on the taste nerves
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, ぴりっとくる, 辛い
Rugged severely testing stamina or resolution
Synonyms: タフ, きつい, つらい, づらい, 厳しい, 困難, 辛い
Hard especially physical effort
Synonyms: きつい, つらい, づらい, ハード, ヘビー, ヘヴィ, しんどい, 困難, 大変, 懸命, 苦しい, 辛い, 重たい, 難しい
Salty like the taste of sea water
Synonyms: つらい, づらい, 辛い

Categories つらい is a member of

Grind reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
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Strike deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
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Rouse cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
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Stroke Order Diagrams for つらい

Conjugations for つらい

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
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
Present Indicative Negative Form

Sample Sentences for つらい

I'm going to have a heavy day.
That's terrible.
A good purpose makes hard work a pleasure.
In hard times, in sorrowful times, let's try doing something for other people.
I find it hard to get up early on cold mornings.

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