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na adjective, noun, no adjective

English Meaning(s) for 皮肉

noun, na adjective, no adjective
  1. irony; sarcasm; cynicism; satire
na adjective, no adjective, noun
  1. unexpected; different from what one expected; not as one had planned
  1. (only) surface; something superficial
  2. skin and bone; body (literal meaning)

Definition and Synonyms for 皮肉

Catty any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
Synonyms: 皮肉
Wry humorously sarcastic or mocking
Synonyms: アイロニカル, アイロニック, 皮肉
Ironic characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
Synonyms: アイロニカル, 皮肉
Sardonic disdainfully or ironically humorous
Synonyms: 皮肉
Irony incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
Synonyms: アイロニー, 皮肉
Satire witty language used to convey insults or scorn
Synonyms: アイロニー, 倦む, 嫌味, 皮肉, 風刺
Cynicism a cynical feeling of distrust
Synonyms: シニシズム, 皮肉
Sardonic scornful and mocking
Synonyms: 皮肉

Meanings for each kanji in 皮肉

» pelt; skin; hide; leather; skin radical (no. 107)
» meat

Categories 皮肉 is a member of

Humour a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
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Weight Unit a unit used to measure weight
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Pessimism the feeling that things will turn out badly
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Incongruity the quality of disagreeing
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 皮肉

Sample Sentences for 皮肉

She spoke with a suggestion of sarcasm in her voice.
I resent your cynical remarks.
His ironical remarks are not directed at you.
He spoke with a suggestion of sarcasm in his voice.
She doesn't understand sarcasm.

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