Godan verb, intransitive verb

  1. to pretend to be tough, to put on a brave front, to whistle in the dark, to bluff.


Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
強がる つよがる

Contained Kanji Breakdown

つよ.い キョウ ゴウ (2nd, N4)
bow, bow (archery, violin)
ゆみ キュウ こ (2nd, N1)
although(雖) variant
I, myself, katakana mu radical (no. 28)
シ ボウ ム (Kentei 1)
insect, bug, temper
むし チュウ キ (1st, N2)
in, inside, middle
なか チュウ うち (1st, N5)
くち コウ ク (1st, N4)
number one, line, rod radical (no. 2)
コン シ ジョ
rising stroke
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)