Kana: レツ、おと.る
Romaji: retsu,


inferiority, be inferior to, be worse

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Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  6
Radical Number:  4
Frequency:  1620
Grade:  8
Skip Pattern:  2-4-2
Korean Reading:  ryeol
Chinese Reading:  lie4
Unicode:  52a3
JIS:  4E74


Halpern Index: 2395
Nelson Index: 185
New Nelson Index: 524
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 3n3.4
Four Corner Index: 9042.7
Guide to Remembering Index: 1928
Gakken Index: 1580
Daikanwanjiten Index: 2302
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0374
Remembering the kanji Index: 862
Kanji Flashcards Index: 1100
Kodansha Compact Index: 210
Kanji in Context Index: 1153
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1553
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 2124
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 870
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 926
Essential Kanji Index: 1324
Kodansha Kanji Index: 3047
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 1145
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 1062


sub-; inferior; minor
劣化 (れっか)
deterioration; degradation; drop in quality
劣等 (れっとう)
inferiority; low grade
卑劣 (ひれつ)
mean; foul play; cowardly; base
見劣り (みおとり)
unfavourable comparison; unfavorable comparison
劣る (おとる)
to be inferior to; to be less good at; to fall behind
劣勢 (れっせい)
inferiority (e.g. numerical); inferior position; disadvantage; unfavorable situation; unfavourable situation
劣悪 (れつあく)
inferiority; coarseness
優劣 (ゆうれつ)
(relative) merits; superiority or inferiority; quality
劣性 (れっせい)
recessiveness; recessive
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