Meaning

Primary

Malicious

Alternatives

Mean, Jerk

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

A person whose ideas are grounded in evil is a malicious, mean jerk!

Reading

いじわる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This reading is a combination of the on'yomi readings for and , and the kun'yomi reading for . You've learned them all already, so this should be cake!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 意地悪を〜
  • 意地悪な〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 意地悪をやめる
    to stop doing mean things
    意地悪をする
    to do something mean
    意地悪を言う
    to say something malicious
  • 意地悪な女の子
    a malicious girl
    意地悪な男の子
    a malicious boy
    意地悪な人
    a malicious person

Context Sentences

折角の時間をあんな意地悪なやつのためにむだにするなんてもったいないよ。

Don't waste your precious time on such a jerk.

このようせいは、かわいいけど意地悪です。

This fairy is cute but malicious.

どうして妹に意地悪ばっかりするの!

Why are you so mean to my little sister?!

Kanji Composition