Japanese Dictionary

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Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no', adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi)
    inferiority (e.g. numerical); inferior position; disadvantage; unfavorable situation; unfavourable situation
    Example sentence
    あのダークホース予備選挙は、劣勢でした The dark horse candidate was losing in the polls before the primary.

Examples of 劣勢, れっせい in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


6 strokes

inferiority, be inferior to, be worse

On'Yomi: レツ

Kun'Yomi: おと.る

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13 strokes

forces, energy, military strength

On'Yomi: セイ, ゼイ

Kun'Yomi: いきお.い, はずみ

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