Meaning

Primary

Gloomy

Alternatives

Depressing, Annoying

Word Type

い adjective

Explanation

Gloom pottery is... well, it's gloomy and depressing!

This word can also mean annoying. If something or someone always makes you feel gloomy, you'll probably think it's annoying, right?

Reading

うっとうしい
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You should be able to read this on your own. Be careful of the shortening, and don't be tricked by the hiragana sticking out. The readings of the kanji don't change.

Context

Context Sentences

「この女マジ鬱陶しいんだけど。」「よー。気にすんなって。」

"This girl is so annoying." "Yo, don't worry about it."

鬱陶しい雨が続いてるね。

The gloomy rain has been persisting, hasn't it?

うん。ずっと曇り空ばかりで鬱陶しいよ。

Yeah, it's been depressing with the constant overcast skies.

Kanji Composition