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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin liè / lie4
Taiwan lieh
Japanese retsu / れつ    tsuyoshi / つよし    tadashi / ただし    takeshi / たけし    isao / いさお    akira / あきら
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ardent; intense; fierce; stern; upright; to give one's life for a noble cause; exploits; achievements
Japanese (female given name) Retsu; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takeshi; (female given name) Isao; (given name) Akira
Burning, fierce; virtuous, heroic.

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Mandarin láng / lang2
Taiwan lang
Japanese ookami(p);ookame(ok);oinu(ok);ookami / おおかみ(P);おおかめ(ok);おいぬ(ok);オオカミ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese wolf; CL:匹[pi3],隻|只[zhi1],條|条[tiao2]
Japanese (1) (kana only) wolf (Canis lupus); (2) wolf in sheep's clothing; womanizer; (surname) Ookami; (surname) Urufu
A wolf; fierce.

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Mandarin guǐ / gui3
Taiwan kuei
Japanese oni(p);ki / おに(P);き
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
Japanese (1) oni; ogre; demon; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-; (surname) Miniwa; (surname) Kisaragi; (surname) Oniyanagi; (personal name) Onikatsu; (surname) Oni
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.

剽悍

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Mandarin piāo hàn / piao1 han4
Taiwan p`iao han / piao han
Japanese hyoukan / hyokan / ひょうかん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese swift and fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) fierceness; daring

激烈

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Mandarin jī liè / ji1 lie4
Taiwan chi lieh
Japanese gekiretsu / げきれつ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese intense; acute; fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) violence; vehemence; fury; fervour; fervor; severity; fierceness; keenness

猛虎

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Mandarin měng hǔ / meng3 hu3
Taiwan meng hu
Japanese mouko / moko / もうこ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese fierce tiger
Japanese (1) fierce tiger; ferocious tiger; (2) Hanshin Tigers (baseball team); (female given name) Mouko; (personal name) Taketora
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

兇猛


凶猛

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Mandarin xiōng měng / xiong1 meng3
Taiwan hsiung meng
Japanese kyoumou / kyomo / きょうもう
Chinese fierce; violent; ferocious
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) fierce

劇烈


剧烈

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Mandarin jù liè / ju4 lie4
Taiwan chü lieh
Japanese gekiretsu / げきれつ
Chinese violent; acute; severe; fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) violence; vehemence; fury; fervour; fervor; severity; fierceness; keenness

熾烈

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Mandarin chì liè / chi4 lie4
Taiwan ch`ih lieh / chih lieh
Japanese shiretsu / しれつ    shikiretsu / しきれつ
Chinese burning fiercely; flaming; blazing
Japanese (ik) (adjectival noun) (1) fierce; violent; severe; (2) ferocity; violence; severity

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Mandarin gěng / geng3
Taiwan keng
Chinese fierce dog

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Mandarin xiōng / xiong1
Taiwan hsiung
Japanese kyō / きょう
Chinese vicious; fierce; ominous; inauspicious; famine; variant of 兇|凶[xiong1]
Japanese (1) bad luck; bad fortune; (2) evil; wickedness
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin hàn / han4
Taiwan han
Japanese takeshi / たけし    kan / かん
Chinese heroic; intrepid; valiant; dauntless; fierce; ferocious; violent
Japanese (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Kan


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Mandarin è / e4
Taiwan o
Japanese o
Chinese to hate; to loathe; ashamed; to fear; to slander; evil; fierce; vicious; ugly; coarse; to harm; see 惡心|恶心[e3 xin1]
agha. Bad, evil, wicked, hateful; to hate, dislike; translit. a, cf. 阿.

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Mandarin/ du2
Taiwan tu
Japanese doku / どく
Chinese poison; to poison; poisonous; malicious; cruel; fierce; narcotics
Japanese (1) poison; toxicant; (2) (See 目の毒・めのどく,毒する・どくする) harm; evil influence; (3) ill will; spite; malice; (4) (abbreviation) abusive language
Poison.

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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Japanese geki / げき
Chinese to arouse; to incite; to excite; to stimulate; sharp; fierce; violent
Japanese (prefix) (before the root of an -i adjective) extremely ...; (personal name) Ji

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Mandarin kàng / kang4
Taiwan k`ang / kang
Chinese fierce dog

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Mandarin hěn / hen3
Taiwan hen
Chinese ruthless; fierce; ferocious; determined; to harden (one's heart); old variant of 很[hen3]

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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese hideous; fierce-looking

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Mandarin měng / meng3
Taiwan meng
Japanese mou / mo / もう
Chinese ferocious; fierce; violent; brave; suddenly; abrupt; (slang) awesome
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) greatly energetic; (2) ferocious; (prefix) (3) extreme; severe; (given name) Mou; (female given name) Takeru; (surname, given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takeki; (personal name) Takashi; (given name) Isamu
Fierce, violent; determined; sudden; ardent

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Mandarin liáo / liao2
Taiwan liao
Chinese fierce; hunt; name of a tribe

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Mandarin níng / ning2
Taiwan ning
Chinese fierce-looking

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Mandarin zào / zao4
Taiwan tsao
Chinese easily provoked, hasty; fierce, cruel

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Mandarin hàn / han4
Taiwan han
Chinese (of horse) fierce; wild

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Chinese fierce; brutal; bird of prey

し烈

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Japanese shiretsu / しれつ    shikiretsu / しきれつ Japanese (ik) (adjectival noun) (1) fierce; violent; severe; (2) ferocity; violence; severity

三熱


三热

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Mandarin sān rè / san1 re4
Taiwan san je
Japanese san netsu
The three distresses of which dragons and dragon-kings are afraid— fiery heat, fierce wind, and the garuḍa bird which preys on them for food.

兇嶮


兇崄

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Mandarin xiōng xiǎn / xiong1 xian3
Taiwan hsiung hsien
Japanese kyōken
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

兇弊

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Mandarin xiōng bì / xiong1 bi4
Taiwan hsiung pi
Japanese kyōhei
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

兇悍


凶悍

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Mandarin xiōng hàn / xiong1 han4
Taiwan hsiung han
Japanese kyoukan / kyokan / きょうかん
Chinese violent; fierce and tough; shrewish (woman)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (obscure) heinousness; ferocity

兇惡


凶恶

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Mandarin xiōng è / xiong1 e4
Taiwan hsiung o
Chinese fierce; ferocious; fiendish; frightening

兇殘


凶残

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Mandarin xiōng cán / xiong1 can2
Taiwan hsiung ts`an / hsiung tsan
Chinese savage; cruel; fierce

兇狂


凶狂

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Mandarin xiōng kuáng / xiong1 kuang2
Taiwan hsiung k`uang / hsiung kuang
Chinese fierce; ferocious; savage

兇險


兇险

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Mandarin xiōng xiǎn / xiong1 xian3
Taiwan hsiung hsien
Japanese kyōken
Chinese dangerous; ruthless; treacherous
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

兇頑


凶顽

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Mandarin xiōng wán / xiong1 wan2
Taiwan hsiung wan
Chinese fierce and uncontrollable

凄烈

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Japanese seiretsu / seretsu / せいれつ Japanese (adjectival noun) fierce

凄絶

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Japanese seizetsu / sezetsu / せいぜつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) extremely gruesome; lurid; violent; bloody; fierce

凶惡


凶恶

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Mandarin xiōng è / xiong1 e4
Taiwan hsiung o
Chinese variant of 兇惡|凶恶, fierce; ferocious; fiendish; frightening

凶狠

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Mandarin xiōng hěn / xiong1 hen3
Taiwan hsiung hen
Chinese cruel; vicious; fierce and malicious; vengeful

凶猛

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Japanese kyoumou / kyomo / きょうもう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) fierce

凶險


凶险

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Mandarin xiōng xiǎn / xiong1 xian3
Taiwan hsiung hsien
Japanese kuken
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

利害

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Mandarin lì hai // lì hài / li4 hai5 // li4 hai4
Taiwan li hai // li
Japanese rigai / りがい
Chinese terrible; formidable; serious; devastating; tough; capable; sharp; severe; fierce; pros and cons; advantages and disadvantages; gains and losses
Japanese advantages and disadvantages; interest

劇戦

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Japanese gekisen / げきせん Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) fierce battle; hard-fought battle; hot contest; severe fight

勁悍

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Japanese keikan / kekan / けいかん Japanese strong and fierce

勇浪

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Mandarin yǒng làng / yong3 lang4
Taiwan yung lang
Japanese yōrō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勇猛

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Mandarin yǒng měng / yong3 meng3
Taiwan yung meng
Japanese yuumou;yuumyou / yumo;yumyo / ゆうもう;ゆうみょう
Chinese bold and powerful; brave and fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) daring; bravery; valor; valour
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

叱咤

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Mandarin chì zhà / chi4 zha4
Taiwan ch`ih cha / chih cha
Japanese shitta / しった
Chinese to rebuke angrily
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) scolding; rebuke; reprimand; (2) fierce encouragement; exhorting

壮絶

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Japanese souzetsu / sozetsu / そうぜつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) grand; heroic; sublime; fierce

奮撃

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Japanese fungeki / ふんげき Japanese (noun/participle) fierce attack

女人

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Mandarin ren  / ren2 
Taiwan ren 
Japanese nyonin / にょにん
Chinese wife; woman
Japanese women
Woman, described in the Nirvāṇa sūtra 浬槃經 9 as the "abode of all evil", 一切女人皆是衆惡之所住處 The 智度論 14 says: 大火燒人是猶可近, 淸風無形是亦可捉, 蚖蛇含毒猶亦可觸, 女人之心不可得實 "Fierce fire that would burn men may yet be approached, clear breezes without form may yet be grasped, cobras that harbour poison may yet be touched, but a woman's heart is never to be relied upon." The Buddha ordered Ānanda: "Do not Look at a woman; if you must, then do not talk with her; if you must, then call on the Buddha with all your mind"— an evidently apocryphal statement of 文句 8.

威烈

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Mandarin wēi liè / wei1 lie4
Taiwan wei lieh
Chinese fierce; formidable

強猛


强猛

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Mandarin qiáng měng / qiang2 meng3
Taiwan ch`iang meng / chiang meng
Japanese gōmō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

強面

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Japanese kowamote / こわもて    kowaomote / こわおもて Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun or adjectival noun) hard-faced; aggressive; fierce look; frightening look

忿怒

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Mandarin fèn nù / fen4 nu4
Taiwan fen nu
Japanese funnu / ふんぬ
Chinese variant of 憤怒|愤怒[fen4 nu4]
Japanese (n,adj-no,vs) anger; rage; resentment; indignation; exasperation
Anger, angry, fierce, over-awing: a term for the 忿王 or 忿怒王 (忿怒明王) the fierce mahārājas as opponents of evil and guardians of Buddhism; one of the two bodhisattva forms, resisting evil, in contrast with the other form, manifesting goodness. There are three forms of this fierceness in the Garbhadhātu group and five in the Diamond group.

怖面

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Japanese kowamote / こわもて    kowaomote / こわおもて Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun or adjectival noun) hard-faced; aggressive; fierce look; frightening look

恐面

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Japanese kowamote / こわもて    kowaomote / こわおもて Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun or adjectival noun) hard-faced; aggressive; fierce look; frightening look

悽絶

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Japanese seizetsu / sezetsu / せいぜつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) extremely gruesome; lurid; violent; bloody; fierce

惡仗


恶仗

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Mandarin è zhàng / e4 zhang4
Taiwan o chang
Chinese hard fighting; fierce battle

惡戰


恶战

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Mandarin è zhàn / e4 zhan4
Taiwan o chan
Chinese hard fighting; fierce battle

惡浪


恶浪

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Mandarin è làng / e4 lang4
Taiwan o lang
Chinese violent wave; fierce billow; fig. depraved force

惡狠


恶狠

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Mandarin è hěn / e4 hen3
Taiwan o hen
Chinese fierce and vicious

惡鬥


恶斗

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Mandarin è dòu / e4 dou4
Taiwan o tou
Chinese hard fighting; fierce battle

暴惡


暴恶

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Mandarin bào è / bao4 e4
Taiwan pao o
Japanese bōaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

暴烈

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Mandarin bào liè / bao4 lie4
Taiwan pao lieh
Chinese violent; fierce

梟猛

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Japanese kyoumou / kyomo / きょうもう Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) fierce

業風


业风

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Mandarin yè fēng / ye4 feng1
Taiwan yeh feng
Japanese gōfu
Karma-wind: (1) the fierce wind of evil karma and the wind from the hells, at the end of the age; (2) karma as wind blowing a person into good or evil rebirth; wind of karma

橫肉

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Mandarin héng ròu / heng2 rou4
Taiwan heng jou
Chinese fierce-looking

武將

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Mandarin wǔ jiàng / wu3 jiang4
Taiwan wu chiang
Chinese general; military leader; fierce man

湧浪

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Mandarin yǒng làng / yong3 lang4
Taiwan yung lang
Japanese yūrō
Chinese swell; billows; surging waves
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

激戦

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Japanese gekisen / げきせん Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) fierce battle; hard-fought battle; hot contest; severe fight

激戰

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Mandarin jī zhàn / ji1 zhan4
Taiwan chi chan
Chinese to fight fiercely; fierce battle

激闘

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Japanese gekitou / gekito / げきとう Japanese (noun/participle) fierce fighting

烈烈

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Japanese retsuretsu / れつれつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) fervent; fierce; violent

熊羆

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Mandarin xióng pí / xiong2 pi2
Taiwan hsiung p`i / hsiung pi
Japanese yuuhi / yuhi / ゆうひ
Chinese fierce fighters; valiant warriors
Japanese (obscure) bear; valiant person

熱戦

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Japanese nessen / ねっせん Japanese fierce fighting; close contest

熱闘

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Japanese nettou / netto / ねっとう Japanese fierce fighting

猙獰

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Mandarin zhēng níng / zheng1 ning2
Taiwan cheng ning
Chinese malevolent; fierce; sinister

猛る

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Japanese takeru / たける Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to rage; to be fierce; (2) to be excited

猛利

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Mandarin měng lì / meng3 li4
Taiwan meng li
Japanese taketoshi / たけとし
Japanese (male given name) Taketoshi
Fierce, sudden; ardent

猛將

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Mandarin měng jiàng / meng3 jiang4
Taiwan meng chiang
Chinese fierce general; valiant military leader; fig. brave individual

猛慧

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Mandarin měng huì / meng3 hui4
Taiwan meng hui
Japanese mōe
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

猛攻

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Mandarin měng gōng / meng3 gong1
Taiwan meng kung
Japanese moukou / moko / もうこう
Chinese to attack violently; to storm
Japanese (noun/participle) fierce attack

猛暑

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Japanese mousho / mosho / もうしょ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) heat wave; fierce heat

猛火

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Mandarin měng huǒ / meng3 huo3
Taiwan meng huo
Japanese mouka / moka / もうか
Japanese raging or roaring flames
Fierce fire, conflagration.

猛烈

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Mandarin měng liè / meng3 lie4
Taiwan meng lieh
Japanese mouretsu / moretsu / もうれつ
Chinese fierce; violent (criticism etc)
Japanese (adjectival noun) violent; vehement; raging; stout; intense; spirited; stormy

猛獸

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Mandarin měng shòu / meng3 shou4
Taiwan meng shou
Chinese ferocious beast; fierce animal

猛襲

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Japanese moushuu / moshu / もうしゅう Japanese (noun/participle) fierce attack; furious attack

神鬼

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Mandarin shén guǐ / shen2 gui3
Taiwan shen kuei
Japanese shinki / しんき
Japanese (1) gods and demons; divine spirits and souls of the dead; (2) one with (spiritual) power beyond that of humans; (3) (See 鬼神・きしん) fierce god
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

羆虎

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Mandarin pí hǔ / pi2 hu3
Taiwan p`i hu / pi hu
Chinese fierce animals

荒塩

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Japanese arajio / あらじお    arashio / あらしお Japanese (out-dated kanji) violent tide; fierce tidal current; coarse salt; unrefined salt

荒潮

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Japanese arashio / あらしお Japanese violent tide; fierce tidal current; (personal name) Arashio (WWII destroyer)

藍風


蓝风

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Mandarin lán fēng / lan2 feng1
Taiwan lan feng
Japanese aibu / あいぶ    aika / あいか
Japanese (female given name) Aibu; (female given name) Aika
vairambhavāta, a hostile or fierce storm, v. 毘嵐; raging storm

蠻悍

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Mandarin mán hàn / man2 han4
Taiwan man han
Chinese rude and violent; fierce and reckless

酷烈

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Mandarin kù liè / ku4 lie4
Taiwan k`u lieh / ku lieh
Japanese kokuretsu / こくれつ
Chinese intense; brutal; fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) severity

阿育

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Mandarin ā yù / a1 yu4
Taiwan a yü
Japanese ashoka / あしょか    aiku / あいく
Japanese (given name) Ashoka; (personal name) Aiku
Aśoka, 阿恕伽; 阿輸迦(or 阿舒迦, or 阿叔迦) Grandson of Candragupta (Sandrokottos), who united India and reached the summit of his career about 315 B.C. Aśoka reigned from about 274 to 237 B.C. His name Aśoka, 'free from care,' may have been adopted on his conversion. He is accused of the assassination of his brother and relatives to gain the throne, and of a fierce temperament in his earlier days. Converted, he became the first famous patron of Buddhism, encouraging its development and propaganda at home and abroad, to which existing pillars, etc., bear witness; his propaganda is said to have spread from the borders of China to Macedonia, Epirus, Egypt, and Cyrene. His title is Dharmāśoka; he should be distinguished from Kālāśoka, grandson of Ajātaśatru. Cf. 阿育伽經、 阿育伽傳, etc.

陣々

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Japanese jinjin / じんじん Japanese (1) each encampment; (adj-t,adv-to) (2) strong (wind); fierce; (3) intermittent

陣陣

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Japanese jinjin / じんじん Japanese (1) each encampment; (adj-t,adv-to) (2) strong (wind); fierce; (3) intermittent

雄長

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Mandarin xióng zhǎng / xiong2 zhang3
Taiwan hsiung chang
Japanese ochou / ocho / おちょう
Chinese fierce and ambitious character; formidable person
Japanese (surname) Ochou

面魂

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Japanese tsuradamashii / tsuradamashi / つらだましい Japanese fierce or defiant look; determined expression; plucky countenance

鬼神

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Mandarin guǐ shén / gui3 shen2
Taiwan kuei shen
Japanese kishin(p);kijin(p);onigami / きしん(P);きじん(P);おにがみ
Chinese supernatural beings
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) fierce god; (surname) Onikami
Ghosts and spirits, a general term which includes the spirits of the dead, together with demons and the eight classes of spirits, such as devas, etc. 鬼 is intp. as 威 causing fear, 神 as 能 potent, powerful.

鷹派

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Mandarin yīng pài / ying1 pai4
Taiwan ying p`ai / ying pai
Japanese takaha / たかは
Chinese hawk faction (opposite: 鸽派, doves); fierce and combative party; war party; warmongers
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) hawks; hardline faction; hardliner

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Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary