brandish / pretend

(handleft) + (payback) Same-ON
★★★☆☆
10 strokes
ILL PAIRJERK

Onyomi

SHIN

Mnemonic

I brandish a SHINY sword in my hand, about to do some payback on these pretentious suckas.

Kunyomi

( ) ふ*る to brandish or wave something around
★★★☆☆
( ) ふ*られた to be dumped
★★☆☆☆
( xxx ) ふ*り ( をする ) to pretend to be something you're not. 1/2 KANA
★★☆☆☆

Jukugo

身振り(みぶり)

gesture ★★☆☆☆
((one's own) flesh) + (brandish / pretend) = 身振り (gesture)

a gesture, conscious or not - a motion of any part of the body - from flipping someone off to waving to shaking one's booty.

知らん振り(しらんぷり)

feign innocence ★☆☆☆☆ 1/2 KANA
(know) + (brandish / pretend) = 知らん振り (feign innocence )

to pretend you don't know what I am talking about, to feign innocence

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
brandish / pretend PAYBACK
assist HAND
become loose / abate STRING
sway, joggle CAN

He's brandishing a firearm to with which to dish out some PAYBACK,

I use my HAND to assist a bird in building a nest.

When you loosen the STRING, the CAN begins to sway.

Synonyms

dump
見捨てる    振る   
gesture
身振り    手振り    痛める   
pretentious or arrogant
気取りや    尊大    いい気 になってる    いばってる xxx振ってる    自惚れ    仰々しい    横柄な   
regret
後ろめたい    省みる    後悔    反省    振り返る   
to pretend or feign
振りをする    装う    惚ける