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ZOU

niku(mu), niku(i), niku(shimi)

meaning: hate(ful)

憎悪 == zouo == (noun) hatred
愛憎== aizou == (noun, adjective that takes な) likes and dislikes




Left radical is one of the radical forms of 'heart/feelings'. Right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'formerly', used here phonetically to express 'hatred'. Thus, 'feelings of hatred'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'away' (八), 'field' (田), and 'day' (日), and as a mnemonic: 'Feel hate on day field taken away.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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