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劣 means 'inferior'

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Strokes : 6    Frequency: 1662   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-28    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 33 words   Used in 59 words   Used in 1 name   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   レツ
Kun
   おと to be inferior to
⿱   few   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 劣 is used 5 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
Across all words in Japanese, 劣 is used 59 times, read 2 ways (with 1 variation).
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レツ (read as れっ) : 30 words FIND ALL
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inferiority; low grade  (opposite: 優等)
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レツ : 19 words FIND ALL
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mean; foul play; cowardly; base
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おと : 10 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be inferior to; to be less good at; to fall behind
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Henshall: 1928  Joy o' Kanji : 1928  Key to Kanji:

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レツ   inferior   おと to be inferior to   
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ショウ   すこ a little   すくない few   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ショウ   こ-    お-    ちいさい small   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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