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whakamania

1. (verb) (-tia) to address abusively, address contemptuously, scold.


2. (noun) abuse, invective.

Ko te whakamania, he whakamanioro, he kōrero kino ki te aroaro tonu o te tangata ki te kanohi tonu (W 1971:175). / ‘Whakamania’ is abuse, disparaging talk directly to the person face to face.

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Synonyms: maukino, kangakanga, whakakino, whakamanioro, tunuhuruhuru, takahanga, takahi, tūkino, whakakinokino, takakino

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