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riri Play

1. (verb) (rīria) to scold, tell off, be angry, annoyed, enraged, furious, incensed, indignant, infuriated, irate, outraged, riled.

Ka whakakeke au. Kua rūpahu au ki taku māmā kāore noa iho ia i riri mai i a au (HP 1991:23). / I was silent. I had lied to my mother so that she would not be angry with me.


2. (noun) anger, fight, quarrel, rage, wrath, battle.

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.


Synonyms: kakaritanga, kakari, kawe a riri, kekeritanga, pakanga, tatauranga, nguha, matawhāura, parekura, putakari, riringa


3. (noun) ferocity, violence, aggression.

Nō te mutunga o te riri o te puia ka ngaro ngā kōtiro tokorua rā, tētahi Pākehā nō Ākarana, me Hōhepa Wōpereki, kua oti te momi e te roto (TP 9/1903:10). / When the ferocity of the eruption ended those two girls, a Pākehā from Auckland and Joseph Warbrick were missing having been completely swallowed up by the lake.


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