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屁理屈
Readings
へりくつ
herikutsu
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
sophism, quibble, hair-splitting, argument for argument's sake, cavil, frivolous objectionsHaarspalterei, Sophisterei

Kanji
ON: KUN: へ, おなら
fart, passing gas

ON: KUN: ことわり
logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth

ON: クツKUN: かが.む, かが.める
yield, bend, flinch, submit

Example sentences
屁理屈ばかり並べて、お前の言ってること全然筋が通ってないよ。Parts: 屁理屈 (へりくつ), 許り (ばかり), 並べる (ならべる), お前 (おまえ), 言う (いう), (こと), 全然 (ぜんぜん), 筋が通る (すじがとおる)All you do is string together a bunch of farfetched ideas. I can't understand a word of it.

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