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hiniku
na adjective, noun, no adjective

English Meaning(s) for 皮肉

na adjective, noun, no adjective
  1. cynicism; sarcasm; irony; satire

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) Kanji Details »
meat Kanji Details »

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

I resent your cynical remarks.
His ironical remarks aren't directed at you.
His ironical remarks are not directed at you.
He smiled a cynical smile at me.
There was a touch of irony in his speech.

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