Definition of とかく

とかくtokaku Inflection

adverb / ~する noun:

  • (doing) various things; (doing) this and that


  • being apt to; being prone to; tending to
  • at any rate; anyhow; anyway

~の noun:

  • all sorts of (negative things); various


  • things that do not exist; rabbit horns [literal] 兎角 - idiom - Buddhism term 亀毛兎角

Example Sentences

Such men as praise you to your face are apt to speak ill of you behind your back.
Boys will run risks.
One is apt to think oneself faultless. State the facts as they are.
People often don't notice their own faults.
Young people are apt to behave that way.

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