恥 means 'shame'

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Strokes : 10    Frequency: 1173   JLPT: N3    Usefulness: 3    Study set: 3-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 34    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 27 words   Used in 56 words   Used in 1 name   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   はじ shame   じる to feel ashamed   じらう to be shy   ずかしい ashamed
⿰   ear   heart  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 恥 is used 6 times, read 3 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 恥 is used 53 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
チ : 18 words FIND ALL
Most common form: ちじょく
disgrace; shame; insult
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はじ : 19 words FIND ALL
Most common form: はじ
shame; embarrassment; disgrace
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じる : 15 words FIND ALL
1. shy; ashamed; embarrassed  (see also: 気恥ずかしい, 小っ恥ずかしい)
2. disgraceful; shameful
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はじ (read as ぱじ) : 1 word FIND ALL
shame; disgrace; ridicule (often public)
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An additional は.じらう less common words include 恥 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1572  Joy o' Kanji : 1572  Key to Kanji:

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チ   はじ shame   はじる to feel ashamed   はじらう to be shy   はずかしい ashamed   
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ジ   みみ ear   
シン   こころ heart   
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