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  • on reading:
  • kun reading:
  • くるしい   くるしむ   くるしめる   にがい   にが
  • meaning(s):
  • suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
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あいべつりく (Buddhism) the pain of separation from loved ones
かんく sweetness and bitterness; joys and sorrows
ごうく karmic suffering
きんく tail and hardship
々しい にがにがしい unpleasant; disgusting; loathsome; shameful; scandalous