noun

  1. needless fear, groundless apprehension, unfounded worry.

Variations

Pronunciation Kanji Kana Is Common
杞憂 きゆう

Contained Kanji Breakdown

river willow
キ コ (Kentei 1)
tree, wood
き こ- モク (1st, N5)
self
おのれ コ キ (6th, N1)
melancholy, grieve, lament
うれ.える ユウ う.い (8th, N1)
melancholy(憂) variant
neck(首) variant
one, one radical (no.1)
イチ いっ ひと- (1st, N5)
oneself
ジ みずか.ら おの.ずから (2nd, N4)
dot, tick or dot radical (no. 3)
チュ (Kentei 1)
eye, class, look
め モク ま- (1st, N4)
wa-shaped crown radical (no. 14)
ベキ (Kentei 1)
heart, mind, spirit
こころ シン (2nd, N4)
late, delayed, winter radical (no. 34)
チ しゅう (Kentei 1)