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  • on reading:
  • ケツ
  • kun reading:
  • いさぎよ
  • meaning(s):
  • undefiled, pure, clean, righteous, gallant
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かんけつ brevity; conciseness; simplicity
いさぎよい manly; sportsmanlike; pure; upright
いさぎよく bravely; manfully
しとしない いさぎよしとしない find it against one's conscience (to do); be too proud (to do)
けっさい religious abstinence; purification