TAKOBOTO

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綺麗事奇麗事きれい事
Readings
きれいごと
kireigoto
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Usually written using kana alone
whitewashing, glossing over, lip service

original meaning
deftly finishing up, putting on the final touchesBeschönigung, scheinbare Gewissenhaftigkeit, Heuchelei, sauber fertiggestellte Arbeit

Kanji
ON: KUN: あや
figured cloth, beautiful

ON: レイKUN: うるわ.しい, うら.らか
lovely, beautiful, graceful, resplendent

ON: ジ, ズKUN: こと, つか.う, つか.える
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly

ON: KUN: く.しき, あや.しい, くし, めずら.しい
strange, strangeness, curiosity

ON: レイKUN: うるわ.しい, うら.らか
lovely, beautiful, graceful, resplendent

ON: ジ, ズKUN: こと, つか.う, つか.える
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly

ON: ジ, ズKUN: こと, つか.う, つか.える
matter, thing, fact, business, reason, possibly

Example sentences
高額品の値下げなどときれいごとをいっても、結局のところ新消費税への風当たりを和らげる口実にすぎない。Parts: 高額 (こうがく), (ひん), 値下げ (ねさげ), (など), 奇麗事 (きれいごと), 言う (いう), 結局のところ (けっきょくのところ), (しん), 消費税 (しょうひぜい), 風当たり (かぜあたり), 和らげる (やわらげる), 口実 (こうじつ), 過ぎる (すぎる)The reduced price of luxury goods is just window dressing to make the new consumption tax look better.

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