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キツい
English
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
sometimes written 緊い
tough, hard, severe, demanding, harsh

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
determined, strong-minded, forceful, formidable, fierce

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
strong (e.g. sunlight, alcohol), intense

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
(too) tight, constricting, close

I-adjective (keiyoushi)
extreme, unusually strong

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future きつい
is [x]
きつくない
is not [x]
Past きつかった
was [x]
きつくなかった
was not [x]
Te-form, Continuative きつくて
is [x] and...
きつくなくて
is not [x] and...
Phrases
トムは頭にきつい一発を受けた。
Parts: (あたま) きつい (キツい) 一発 (いっぱつ) 受ける (うける)
Tom received a heavy blow on the head.

ちょっとウエストがきついね。
Parts: 一寸 (ちょっと) ウエスト (#1026070) きつい (キツい)
The waist is a little small.

フーッ、この坂道はきついよ。でも帰りは楽だよね。
Parts: 此の (この) 坂道 (さかみち) きつい (キツい) でも 帰り (かえり) (らく)
Whew! This is a tough hill. But coming back sure will be a breeze.