refrain / be prudent

(leftheart) Same-ON + (really)
★★★☆☆
13 strokes
PNFR
FUCKED ROOTS ALERT -- whoever invented this kanji thought that it's prudent to refrain from speaking your heart.

Onyomi

SHIN

Mnemonic

People who refrain from speaking their heart really really SHINE in Japanese society.

Kunyomi

つつし*む to be cool-headed, prudent, or discreet when it comes to something potentially disruptive. Could also be translated as 'refrain', like, 'refrain from smoking or talking loudly.' 'Don't say fuck. Watch your lanauge when you talk to nuns.'
★★☆☆☆

Jukugo

慎重(しんちょう)

discreet ★★★☆☆ FP
(refrain / be prudent) + (heavy / overlap) = 慎重 (discreet)

discreet, careful

不謹慎(ふきんしん)

imprudent ☆☆☆☆☆
(un) + (refrain / be prudent) = 不謹慎 (imprudent)

imprudent, indiscreet

Lookalikes

Meaning Hint Radical
refrain / be prudent TRUTH
nostalgia UFO

Refrain from speaking the TRUTH to a person nostalgic for UFOs. Actually the space invader days were pretty bad but why argue?

Synonyms

discreet, prudent
弁える    慎重    思慮深い    用心   
refrain
慎む    謹む   
repress
慎む    抑える    抑制    控える   
systematic, methodical
系統    体系てきに    慎重に考える    思料深い    数量化