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苛 means 'irritation'

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Strokes : 8    Frequency: 1765   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-31    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 25 words   Used in 28 words   Used in 5 names   Component in 1 kanji (0 Jōyō)
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   カ
Kun
   いら irritation
Kun    からい spicy   いらだつ to be irritated   いじめる bully   さいな to torment   こまかい
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With just one kanji, you can say all of the following: “I get annoyed when I am kept waiting,” “His incompetence began to irritate everyone,” “Even the smallest thing irritated him,” “He committed suicide because he was bullied,” and “He was tormented by a sense of guilt.” Also find out how 苛 connects to prickly plants, how to talk about training hard, and how tyranny can seem brilliant.
⿱   () grass   good; possible  
 spicy  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 苛 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 苛 is used 21 times, read 4 ways.
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rigour; rigor; severity; cruelty; harsh
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getting nervous; irritation  (often written with kana only)
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noun
bully
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さいな : 3 words FIND ALL
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'mu' godan verb, transitive verb
to cut to pieces; to torment
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カ   いら irritation   
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カ    good, possible, approval   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
hook
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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grass   
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