ソ, ショ, うと.い, うと.む, まば.ら
alienate, rough, neglect, shun, sparse
JLPT1 G7 S12 F1572
?# a variant of 疋 (point in opposite directions) + 束 bundle → pair of piled objects, set at a distance from each other → *distant* → *shun*; *neglect* (← keep at a distance). Also, *ignorant* and *unfamiliar* (with) (← distant from one's knowledge or experience) as well as *disagreeable* (← unpleasant thing, kept at a distance). *Pass through* and *sparseness* are borrowed meanings via 疏.
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