恐 means 'fear'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 697   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-20    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 30    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 66 words   Used in 97 words   Used in 8 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   おそれる to fear, be afraid of   おそろしい terrible, dreadful
Kun    おそらく perhaps   おそ   こわ   こわがる
Upper part is etymologically descended from (fast work)
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Discover the link between courtesy and extortion. Learn to talk about widespread panic, formidable talent, and possible accidents. Find out how to make requests sound timid, not pushy. See how one term means everything from 'Sorry, but can you ...' to 'I'm impressed!' to 'Thank you'! And learn about the 恐 associated with dinosaurs, moas, おそらく, and かしこ (in women's letters).
⿱  ⿰   work   simple   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 恐 is used 7 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 恐 is used 96 times, read 3 ways.
キョウ : 60 words FIND ALL
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fear; dread; dismay; terror; horror; scare; panic
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おそれる : 28 words FIND ALL
1. terrible; dreadful; terrifying; frightening; frightened
2. surprising; startling; tremendous; amazing  (often as 恐ろしく)
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こわ : 8 words FIND ALL
rubbernecking; the thrill of looking at something scary or unpleasant and wanting to look at it all the more because it is scary or unpleasant
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An additional おそ.ろしい less common words include 恐 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1167  Joy o' Kanji : 1167  Key to Kanji: 212 

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キョウ   おそれる to fear, be afraid of   おそろしい terrible, dreadful   
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ハン   ボン    simple, mediocre   
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キ    table   
コウ   ク    work; construction; craft   
シン   こころ heart   
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