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konekone Play

1. (verb) to dislike, detest, loathe, abhor.

Katoa tātou i ōna wā i whakamahia i a tātou i te kura kia ako i ētahi kaupapa kāore nei tātou i pīrangi, ā, me te aha anō kiriweti ana, konekone atu ana tātou ki aua kaupapa rā (HM 1/1995:4). / At some time all of us while we were at school were made to learn some subjects we did not like and as a result we hated and loathed those subjects.


Synonyms: whakahouhou,


2. (verb) to be shy, bashful, reserved, reticent, retiring.

Kāore ia e noho, ka āhua konekone, ā, ka whakatika, ka haere i tana haere (W 1971:133). / She would not stay and being somewhat shy she stood up and went away.


Synonyms: numinumi, whakamā


3. (modifier) shy, bashful, reserved, reticent, retiring.

He kōtiro konekone ia - kia whakatata mai he taitama, kua pūwhero tonu atu ngā pāpāringa. / She was a shy girl - when a boy approached her she would blush.


4. (noun) repugnance, weariness, distaste, dislike, loathing, aversion.

Ka nui taku konekone ki te haere (W 1971:133). / I have a strong aversion to going.


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