Definition of 渋

  • astringent
  • hesitate
  • reluctant
  • have diarrhea


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ジュウ
  • シュウ
  • しぶ
  • しぶ
  • しぶ

Popular Words With This Kanji

渋滞, じゅうたい

congestion (e.g. traffic), delay, stagnation

渋る, しぶる

to hesitate, to hold back, to balk, to falter, to be reluctant, to be unwilling, to begrudge, to have loose painful bowel movement, to suffer from tenesmus

渋い, 澁い, しぶい

astringent, bitter, puckery, rough, harsh, tart, austere, elegant (and unobtrusive), refined, quiet (and simple), sober, sombre, subdued, tasteful (in a quiet way), understated, sour (look), glum, grim, sullen, sulky, stingy, tight-fisted

苦渋, くじゅう

bitterness, mortification, difficulty in understanding, distress, affliction

渋, しぶ

astringent (puckery) juice (of unripe persimmons)

渋々, 渋渋, しぶしぶ

reluctantly, unwillingly

渋々, 渋渋, しぶしぶ

reluctantly, unwillingly

下げ渋る, さげしぶる

to hold up, to be steady

出し渋る, だししぶる

to grudge, to be stingy, to be unwilling to pay

難渋, なんじゅう


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