6 strokes
woman, female
delusion, unnecessarily, without authority, reckless
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2264 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 妄想 【モウソウ】 delusion, wild idea, (wild) fancy, (ridiculous) fantasy
  • 盲信 【モウシン】 blind acceptance, blind belief, credulity
  • 迷妄 【メイモウ】 illusion, fallacy, delusion
  • 謬妄 【ビュウモウ】 fallacy, conjecture, baseless thing, random thing
  • 妄想 【モウソウ】 delusion, wild idea, (wild) fancy, (ridiculous) fantasy
  • 盲信 【モウシン】 blind acceptance, blind belief, credulity
  • 狂妄 【キョウボウ】 eccentric, wild, off-kilter, mad
  • 誣謗 【フボウ】 slander

Kun reading compounds

  • 妄りに 【みだりに】 without authority, without reason, unnecessarily, recklessly, indiscriminately, arbitrarily


Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • ilusión
  • engaño
  • innecesariamente
  • arbitrariamente
  • sin razón


  • desilusão
  • desnecessariamente
  • sem autoridade
  • inconsequente


  • illusion
  • inutile
  • sans autorisation
  • imprudent
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1937 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
288 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1186 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1376 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1463 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1696 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
424 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2509 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1273 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1739 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
498 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
6063 Morohashi
2016 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1177 New Nelson (John Haig)
487 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
526 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1071 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
469 2001 Kanji
2j4.6 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-4 SKIP code
0040.4 Four corner code
1-44-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5984 Unicode hex code