Japanese Dictionary

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憚る

Kana Reading
はばかる
Romaji
habakaru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `ru' ending, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to hesitate; to have scruples; to be afraid of what others may think
    Example sentence
    憎まれっ子憚る Ill weeds grow apace.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to lord it over; to have great influence
    Example sentence
    過ち改むるにはばかることなかれ It's never too late to make amends.

Examples of 憚る, はばかる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
憚る
Plain Polite
憚ります
Negative
憚らない
Negative Polite
憚りません

Past

Plain
憚った
Plain Polite
憚りました
Negative
憚らなかった
Negative Polite
憚りませんでした

Te

Plain
憚って
Plain Polite
憚りまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
憚られる
Plain Polite
憚られます
Negative
憚られない
Negative Polite
憚られません

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