Meaning of Mazui in Japanese

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Mazui; not good. John Lund / Getty Images

Mazui is a Japanese word meaning not good, or unwise. Learn more about its pronunciation and usage in the Japanese language below.

Pronunciation

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Meaning

not good; unsavory; poor; unwise

Japanese Characters

まずい

Example & Translation

Konna koto o shite wa mazui to omoinagara yatte shimatta.
こんなことをしてはまずいと思いながらやってしまった。

or in English:

I did it against my better judgment.

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