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[()··あし()]
ageashi
noun

Alternate Written Forms:

[()··あし()]
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[()··あし()]
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[あげ()·あし()]
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[あげ()·あし()]
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[あげ()·あし()]
ageashi

Root Words:

[()·げ + あし()]
age + ashi

English Meaning(s) for 揚げ足

noun
  1. raised leg; lifting a leg
  2. upturn (in the market)
  3. sitting cross-legged

Definition and Synonyms for 揚げ足

Faultfinding persistent petty and unjustified criticism
Synonyms: 揚げ足, 揚げ足取り, 粗探し

Meanings for each kanji in 揚げ足

hoist; fry in deep fat Kanji Details »
leg; foot; be sufficient; counter for pairs of footwear Kanji Details »

Categories 揚げ足 is a member of

Criticism disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
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Sample Sentences for 揚げ足

You always like to trip me up, don't you?
All you ever do is nitpick. I wish you could say something more constructive.
He is a captious man.

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