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kino

1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to dislike, hate, ill-treat.

Tērā anō ētahi tamariki Māori, hāwhe-kāihe hoki, e mea ana he Pākehā rātou, e whakapehapeha ana, e whakahāwea ana ki ō rātou whanaunga Māori. He whakaaro tūtūā, he whakaaro e tino kinongia ana e te Māori, e ngā Pākehā rangatira (HKW 1/12/1900:15). / There are some Māori children and half-casts who say they are Pākehā, and are conceited and show contempt towards their Maori relatives. It's disrespectful and an attitude hated by Māori and esteemed Pākehā.

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2. (verb) to be evil, bad, naughty, badly behaved, ugly, untidy, spoilt, corrupted, damaged, defective, faulty, wicked, harmful.

I te 8 o ngā rā o Tīhema nei, ka ngaoko te whenua o Whanganui nei i te rū, ā, i pakaru ko ngā kōrere wai mai ki te tāone, i kino katoa (TJ 4/1/1898:6). / On the 8th December the land here at Whanganui shook from the earthquake and the water pipes to the town were badly damaged.

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Synonyms: riha, kikino, rihariha, whiro, kinokino, hīanga, hanariki, tīhoihoi


3. (modifier) bad, badly, disparaging, disparagingly, contemptuous, contemptuously, scathing, scathingly, disdainful, disdainfully, offensive, offensively, harmful - to indicate something done badly or to someone's detriment.

I kōrerotia kinotia a Pīhopa Herewini e te Pākehā mōna i tautoko i ngā Māori, otirā i kinongia anō hoki ia e Waikato mōna i uru ki ngā hōia Pākehā i te riri ki Rangiaohia (TTT 1/11/1927:683). / The Pākehā speak disparagingly of Bishop Selwyn because he supported the Māori, but Waikato also dislike him because he joined the Pākehā soldiers in the battle at Rangiaohia.

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Synonyms: tāwai, piro, hākiki, kōkiri, whakaweriweri, weriweri, mōrihariha, maninohea, whakaparahako, mataharehare, kerakera, tukituki, anuanu, harehare


4. (noun) evil, wickedness, sin, vice, immorality.

Kāti te riri, whakarērea hoki te ārita; kei mamae koe, kei tākina kia mahi i te kino (PT Ngā Waiata 37:8). / Do not be angry, and forsake wrath; lest you be hurt or led into evil deeds.

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Synonyms: hara, kinonga

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