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鈍 means 'dull'

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Strokes : 12    Frequency: 1839   JLPT: N2    Usefulness: 4    Study set: 4-21    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: 54    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 30 words   Used in 49 words   Used in 20 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
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   ドン
Kun
   にぶ dull   にぶ to become dull
Kun    にぶらす to blunt   にぶ-   なま   なまく
⿰   gold   barracks  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 鈍 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 鈍 is used 39 times, read 4 ways.
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ドン : 24 words FIND ALL
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stupidity; silliness; asininity; imbecility; dim-wittedness  (derogatory)
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にぶ : 12 words FIND ALL
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1. dull (e.g. a knife); blunt  (this meaning is restricted to reading にぶい)
2. thickheaded; obtuse; stupid  (のろい is usu. in kana)
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なま : 2 words FIND ALL
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noun
annealing
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なまく (read as なまくら) : 1 word FIND ALL
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1. blunt (e.g. sword); dull  (often written with kana only)
2. lazy; cowardly; good for nothing
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An additional 10 less common words include 鈍 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: 1671  Joy o' Kanji : 1671  Key to Kanji:

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ドン   にぶ dull   にぶ to become dull   
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キン   コン   かね gold; money   
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ジン   ニン   ひと man   
eight
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   
トン    barracks   
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katakana 'no'; whereupon; splitting away from
sprout (ie, new shoot of a plant)   
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