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whakahīhī Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to sneer, speak contemptuously, deride, mock, ridicule.

Ko wai tēnei e whakahīhī mai nei? / Who is this speaking contemptuously?


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2. (verb) to be proud.

Whakahīhī ana tā mātau whakatangi haere i ā mātau pūtōrino (HP 1991:33). / We proudly played our flutes as we marched along.


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3. (verb) to be vain, conceited, arrogant, smug.

Her advice was to be humble and not to be conceited or boastful. / Ko āna tohutohu ko te ngākau whakaiti, ā, kia kaua e whakahīhī, e whakamanamana (EM 2002:9).


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4. (modifier) vain, conceited, arrogant, smug.

Kāti te whakanui i te kōrero whakahīhī (TWMNT 23/4/1873:46). / Stop praising arrogant talk.


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5. (noun) pride, vanity, conceit, arrogance.

Koia nā te mate o ētahi meiha Pākehā ki tōku titiro. He whakahīhī, kāore e hiahia ki te whakapāpaku i a rātau, ahakoa kei te mōhio tonu iho kei te hē rātau (HP 1991:204). / In my opinion, that was the trouble with some Pākehā majors. It was their arrogance and they would not want to humble themselves, even if they knew they were wrong.


whakahihī Play

1. (verb) (-tia) to make a hissing noise.


2. (verb) (-tia) to whistle - with a bent finger as done in hunting kiwi.

Ka whakahihītia te kiwi e te tangata (W 1971:47). / The man whistled for the kiwi.


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