A list of kanji with negative meanings

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Kanji to meaning

riot, war, disorder, disturb
contend, dispute, argue
deceased, the late, dying, perish
prostitute, actor
falsehood, lie, deceive, pretend, counterfeit, forgery
be proud
wound, hurt, injure, impair, pain, injury, cut, gash, scar, weak point
prejudice, bias, rural area
cool, cold (beer, person), chill
thorn, pierce, stab, prick, sting, calling card
inferiority, be inferior to, be worse
change, take the form of, influence, enchant, delude, -ization
swastika, gammadion, fylfot
dangerous, fear, uneasy
unlucky, misfortune, bad luck, disaster
get tired of, satiate, bore, dislike, disagreeable, unwelcome
stern, strictness, severity, rigidity
scold, reprove
spit, vomit, belch, confess, tell (lies)
negate, no, noes, refuse, decline, deny
be amazed, disgusted, shocked
spell, curse, charm, malediction
pathetic, grief, sorrow, pathos, pity, sympathize
sigh, lament, moan, grieve, sigh of admiration
lie, falsehood
ridicule, insult
chew, bite, gnaw
captured, criminal, arrest, catch
quandary, become distressed, annoyed
degenerate, descend to, lapse into
demolition, break, destroy
lose, error, fault, disadvantage, loss
rob, take by force, snatch away, dispossess, plunder, usurp
guy, slave, manservant, fellow
stretch, singing girl, geisha, prostitute
jealous, envy
prostitute
jealous, envy
dislike, detest, hate
harm, injury
loneliness, quietly, mellow, mature, death of a priest
corpse
crumble, die, demolish, level
abolish, obsolete, cessation, discarding, abandon
shadow, silhouette, phantom
mourning, abhor, detestable, death anniversary
angry, be offended
dreadful, be frightened, fearful
neglect, laziness
sex, gender, nature
grudge, show resentment, be jealous
cowardice, wince, flinch, hesitate, waver
fear, dread, awe
regret, bear a grudge, resentment, malice, hatred
repent, regret
bad, vice, rascal, false, evil, wrong
grieve, sad, deplore, regret
wretched, disaster, cruelty, harsh
surprised, frightened
foolish, folly, absurdity, stupid
hate, detest
confront, resist, defy, oppose
repel, refuse, reject, decline
torture, beat
discard, throw away, abandon, resign, reject, sacrifice
slap, strike, hit, beat, tell, speak
failure, defeat, reversal
scatter, disperse, spend, squander
enemy, foe, opponent
beheading, kill, murder
severance, decline, refuse, apologize, warn, dismiss, prohibit, decision, judgement, cutting
darkness, disappear, shade, informal, grow dark, be blinded
outburst, rave, fret, force, violence, cruelty, outrage
wither, die, dry up, be seasoned
abandon, throw away, discard, resign, reject, sacrifice
lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76)
deceit, cheat, delude
death, die
massacre
kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil
poison, virus, venom, germ, harm, injury, spite
dirty, pollute, disgrace, rape, defile
extinguish, blow out, turn off, neutralize, cancel
tears, sympathy
dry up, mature
lonely, deserted
lewdness, licentiousness
dwindle, decrease, reduce, decline, curtail, get hungry
drown, indulge
destroy, ruin, overthrow, perish
crush, smash, break, dissipate
disaster, calamity, woe, curse, evil
anxiety, trouble, worry, pain, ill, annoy, nuisance, irksome
bomb, burst open, pop, split
crime, sin, offense
lunatic, insane, crazy, confuse
single, alone, spontaneously, Germany
prison, jail
fear, majestic, graciously, be apprehensive
uncommon, different, queerness, strangeness, wonderful, curious, unusual
doubt, distrust, be suspicious, question
ashamed, painful, guilty conscious
epidemic
crack, flaw, scratch, speck
ill, sick
pain, hurt, damage, bruise
birthmark, mole
palsy, become numb, paralysed
atrophy, go numb, be paralysed
cancer, cancerous evil
glaring at, authority, power, scowl at
deception
curse, haunt
calamity, misfortune, evil, curse
dirty
shit, feces, excrement
end, finish
strangle, constrict, wring
discontinue, beyond, sever, cut off, abstain, interrupt, suppress
truss, arrest, bind, tie, restrain
guilt, sin, crime, fault, blame, offense
penalty, punishment
abuse, insult
threaten, coerce
brittle, fragile, easy to beat, sentimental, susceptible
rot, decay, sour
stinking, ill-smelling, suspicious looking, odor, savor, fragrance, be fragrant, stink, glow, be bright
torment, scold, chastise
suffering, trial, worry, hardship, feel bitter, scowl
fall, drop, come down, village, hamlet
ignore, despise, neglect, ridicule
dilute, thin, weak (tea), pampas grass
tyrannize, oppress
void, emptiness, unpreparedness, crack, fissure, untruth
worm, grub, maggot
intestinal worms
wriggle
blood
split, rend, tear
attack, advance on, succeed to, pile, heap
chastise, attack, defeat, destroy, conquer
lie, falsehood, deceive, pretend
mistake, err, do wrong, mislead
defeat, negative, -, minus, bear, owe, assume a responsibility
poverty, poor
covet, indulge in
degrade
run over
spicy, bitter, hot, acrid
退 retreat, withdraw, retire, resign, repel, expel, reject
departed, die
bequeath, leave behind, reserve
wicked, injustice, wrong
cruel, severe, atrocious, unjust
ugly, unclean, shame, bad looking
chain, irons, connection
get dark, gloom, disorder
collapse, fall into, cave in, fall (castle), slide into
shade, yin, negative, sex organs, secret, shadow
hinder, hurt, harm
conceal, hide, cover
slave, servant, prisoner, criminal, follower
miscellaneous
spirits, soul
hungry, starve
sated, tired of, bored, satiate
starve, hungry, thirst
deceive
skeleton, bone, remains, frame
skull
skull
gloom, depression, melancholy, luxuriant
ghost, devil
witch, demon, evil spirit

Meaning to kanji

-
-ization
abandon
abhor
abolish
abstain
absurdity
abuse
acrid
actor
advance on
alone
angry
annoy
annoyed
anxiety
apologize
argue
arrest
ashamed
assume a responsibility
atrocious
atrophy
attack
authority
awe
bad
bad looking
bad luck
be amazed
be apprehensive
be blinded
be bright
be fragrant
be frightened
be inferior to
be jealous
be offended
be paralysed
be proud
be seasoned
be suspicious
be worse
bear
bear a grudge
beat
become distressed
become numb
beheading
belch
bequeath
beyond
bias
bind
birthmark
bite
bitter
blame
blood
blow out
bomb
bone
bore
bored
break
brittle
bruise
burst open
butcher
calamity
calling card
cancel
cancer
cancerous evil
captured
catch
cave in
cessation
chain
change
charm
chastise
cheat
chew
chill
coerce
cold (beer, person)
collapse
come down
conceal
confess
confront
confuse
connection
conquer
constrict
contend
cool
corpse
counterfeit
cover
covet
cowardice
crack
crazy
crime
criminal
cruel
cruelty
crumble
crush
curious
curse
curtail
cut
cut off
cutting
damage
dangerous
darkness
death
death anniversary
death of a priest
decay
deceased
deceit
deceive
deception
decision
decline
decrease
defeat
defile
defy
degenerate
degrade
delude
demolish
demolition
demon
deny
departed
deplore
depression
descend to
deserted
despise
destroy
detest
detestable
devil
die
different
dilute
diminish
dirty
disadvantage
disagreeable
disappear
disaster
discard
discarding
discontinue
disgrace
disgusted
dislike
dismiss
disorder
disperse
dispossess
dispute
dissipate
distrust
disturb
do wrong
doubt
dread
dreadful
drop
drown
dry up
dwindle
dying
easy to beat
emptiness
enchant
end
enemy
envy
epidemic
err
error
evil
evil spirit
excrement
expel 退
extinguish
fail
failure
fall
fall (castle)
fall into
false
falsehood
fault
fear
fearful
feces
feel bitter
fellow
finish
fissure
flaw
flinch
foe
follower
folly
foolish
force
forgery
fragile
fragrance
frame
fret
frightened
fylfot
gammadion
gap
gash
geisha
gender
germ
Germany
get dark
get hungry
get tired of
ghost
glaring at
gloom
glow
gnaw
go numb
graciously
grief
grieve
grow dark
grub
grudge
guilt
guilty conscious
guy
hamlet
hardship
harm
harsh
hate
hatred
haunt
heap
hesitate
hide
hinder
hit
hot
hungry
hurt
ignore
ill
ill-smelling
impair
indulge
indulge in
inferiority
influence
informal
injure
injury
injustice
insane
insult
interrupt
intestinal worms
irksome
irons
jail
jealous
judgement
kill
lack
lament
lapse into
laziness
leave behind
level
lewdness
licentiousness
lie
loneliness
lonely
lose
loss
lunatic
luxuriant
maggot
majestic
malediction
malice
manservant
massacre
mature
melancholy
mellow
minus
miscellaneous
misfortune
mislead
mistake
moan
mole
mourning
murder
nature
negate
negative
neglect
neutralize
no
noes
nuisance
obsolete
odor
offense
opponent
oppose
oppress
outburst
outrage
overthrow
owe
pain
painful
palsy
pampas grass
paralysed
pathetic
pathos
penalty
perish
phantom
pierce
pile
pity
plunder
poison
pollute
poor
pop
poverty
power
prejudice
pretend
prick
prison
prisoner
prohibit
prostitute
punishment
quandary
queerness
question
quietly
rape
rascal
rave
reduce
refuse
regret
reject 退
remains
rend
repel 退
repent
reprove
resentment
reserve
resign 退
resist
restrain
retire 退
retreat 退
reversal
ridicule
rigidity
riot
rob
rot
ruin
run over
rural area
sacrifice
sad
sated
satiate
savor
scar
scatter
scold
scowl
scowl at
scratch
secret
sentimental
servant
sever
severance
severe
severity
sex
sex organs
shade
shadow
shame
shit
shocked
show resentment
sick
sigh
sigh of admiration
silhouette
sin
singing girl
single
skeleton
skull
slap
slave
slice off
slide into
smash
snatch away
sorrow
soul
sour
speak
speck
spell
spend
spicy
spirits
spit
spite
split
spoil
spontaneously
squander
stab
starve
stern
sting
stink
stinking
strangeness
strangle
stretch
strictness
strike
stupid
succeed to
suffering
suppress
surprised
susceptible
suspicious looking
swastika
sympathize
sympathy
take by force
take the form of
tear
tears
tell
tell (lies)
the late
thin
thirst
thorn
threaten
throw away
tie
tired of
torment
torture
trial
trouble
truss
turn off
tyrannize
ugly
unclean
uncommon
uneasy
unjust
unlucky
unpreparedness
untruth
unusual
unwelcome
usurp
venom
vice
village
violence
virus
void
vomit
war
warn
waver
weak (tea)
weak point
wicked
wince
witch
withdraw 退
wither
woe
wonderful
worm
worry
wound
wretched
wriggle
wring
wrong
yawning radical (no. 76)
yin

The English meanings in the above table are from kanjidic by the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, used under a Creative Commons licence. For comments, questions, and corrections, please email Ben Bullock (benkasminbullock@gmail.com). / Privacy / Disclaimer