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物々しい

Meaning

物々しい ものものしい
adjective (keiyoushi)
  • strict (e.g. security)
  • heavy (e.g. guard)

adjective (keiyoushi)
  • showy
  • pretentious
  • ostentatious
  • overdone
  • exaggerated

adjective (keiyoushi)
  • impressive
  • imposing
  • pompous
  • stately
  • solemn

Kanji

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼はいつも物々しい話し方をします。
    English He always talks in such high-sounding terms.
  • Japanese たいしたことではないのに必要以上に物々しい言い方です。
    English It's much too pompous for such a trivial thing.
  • Japanese 内容はさておき、なにこの物々しい話し方は?
    English Leaving what it means to one side, what's with the high-falutin' language?
  • Japanese 宮殿は物々しい警戒ぶりだった。
    English The palace was heavily guarded.

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