Meaning

Primary

Hesitation

Alternatives

Indecision, Doubt

Word Type

noun

Explanation

Remember how you learned that 迷う means "to go astray" or "to get lost?" Well when you feel like you're about to go astray or get lost it causes hesitation. You end up with a lot of doubt about where to go or what to do. It's a natural progression.

Reading

まよい
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

You learned this reading already when you learned 迷う! Just swap the for an .

Context

Context Sentences

なんとか迷いを断ち切りました。

I managed to get rid of my hesitation.

Kanji Composition