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English Meaning(s) for 陰

  1. shade; shadow
  2. behind (something); other side; back
  3. background; behind the scenes; behind someone's back
  4. gloom (in someone's expression, nature, etc.); darkness

Definition and Synonyms for 陰

Rear the side that goes last or is not normally seen
Synonyms: のち, リア, バック, バッグ, , , , 後ろ, 後ろ側, 後列, 後尾, 後押し, 後方, 後衛, 後部, 甲羅, , , 背中, 背後, 背部, 背面, , , 裏側, 裏手, 裏面, , ,
Yin the dark negative feminine principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
Synonyms: , ,
Dark an unilluminated area
Synonyms: , 暗い, 暗がり, 暗闇, 暗黒, , , 陰影, 黒闇
Shadowiness relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
Synonyms: かすみ, シェード, シャドー, 冥暗, 小陰, , 影法師, 日陰, 本影, 片陰, 物陰, , , , , 陰り, 陰る, 陰影

Meanings for each kanji in 陰

» shade; yin; negative; sex organs; secret; shadow

Categories 陰 is a member of

Side an extended outer surface of an object
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Rule a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
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Scene the place where some action occurs
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Semidarkness partial darkness
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Sample Sentences for 陰

When you take shelter, make sure you go under a big tree.
It is not manly to speak ill of others behind their backs.
Don't speak ill of others behind their back.
I sensed with discomfort that the two of them might ridicule me behind my back as a thoughtless, simple-minded satyr.
Don't speak badly of him in his absence.

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