卑 means 'shabby'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1710   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-29    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 34 words   Used in 44 words   Used in 7 names   Component in 30 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
   いやしい shabby, mean, vulgar   いやしむ   いやしめる to disdain, scorn
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Because 卑 means 'base, lowly, vile, vulgar, mean,' it acquaints us with uncouth human behavior. Then again, 卑 can also mean 'humble' (i.e., the opposite of 'arrogant'), which is definitely a positive quality, especially in Japan. With this essay you'll learn Japanese words for "self-deprecation," "vulgarity," "despicable," "low class," and "coward." You'll also encounter an expression that means "Too much humility is pride." After reading about 卑, you'll even know how to say, "my humble opinion," which is kind of like IMHO, but not quite!
⿱   () stony rice field  ⿻   () katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from   ten  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 卑 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 卑 is used 44 times, read 2 ways (with 2 variations).
ヒ : 29 words FIND ALL
self-abasement; humility; self-depreciation
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ヒ (read as ぴ) : 4 words FIND ALL
high and low; aristocrat and plebeian
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ヒ (read as び) : 3 words FIND ALL
high and low class  (from 高貴 and 卑俗)
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いやしい : 8 words FIND ALL
to despise; to disdain; to scorn; to hold in contempt; to look down on
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An additional いや.しむ less common words include 卑 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1727  Joy o' Kanji : 1727  Key to Kanji:

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ヒ   いやしい shabby, mean, vulgar   いやしむ    いやしめる to disdain, scorn   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
stony rice field
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デン   た rice field   
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