謹 means 'discreet'

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Strokes : 17    Frequency: 2385   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-45    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 23 words   Used in 28 words   Used in 111 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
   つつし to be discreet, careful
Note that in the modern Joyo form, the right side component is missing the (one) below the (grass). The modern form does not exist as an independent character.
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Learn about a New Year’s greeting that you’ll read but not hear. See what it means when 謹 is stamped on products in red. Find out how to talk about being conscientious and careful (e.g., with words) or conversely indiscreet (in oh so many ways!). Read about stay-at-home orders that long preceded our current era, as well as respectful terms to include in formal letters.
⿰   say; word   violet  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 謹 is used 5 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 謹 is used 27 times, read 2 ways.
キン : 23 words FIND ALL
1. penitence; discipline; house arrest
2. self restraint; moderating one's behaviour
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つつし : 4 words FIND ALL
respectfully; humbly; reverently
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Henshall: 1180  Joy o' Kanji : 1180  Key to Kanji:

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キン   discreet   つつし to be discreet, careful   
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キン   すみれ violet   
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シュ   ス   master   ぬし landlord   おも main   
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オウ    king   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ド   ト   ground; earth   つち ground, earth, soil   
コウ   ク   くち mouth   
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ゲン   ゴン   say; word   こと word, saying   い to say   
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