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whakakino

1. (verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to speak badly of, malign, treat with contempt, abuse, disapprove of, condemn, denounce.

I whakakino a Pōmare ki ētahi o ngā kāinga, o ngā whare o Tūranga nei (HKW 1/5/1901:11). / Pōmare condemned some of the homes and houses of Gisborne.

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


2. (verb) (-ngia) to damage, harm, spoil, debase, disfigure, injure.

Pūrangatia mā koutou he taonga ki te rangi, ki te wāhi e kore ai e whakakino te huhu, te waikura (KO 15/9/1883:3). / Pile up treasures in heaven for yourselves, in the place where huhu grubs and rust will not damage them.

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3. (modifier) slanderous, defamatory, insulting, libellous, malicious, disparaging.

Ka perehitia ngā kōrero katoa e tukua mai ana kia pānuitia e te 'Puke', engari ko ngā kōrero whakakino ingoa tangata, kāore e whakaaetia (TPH 28/10/1905:8). / All the text sent to us to be published by the 'Puke' will be printed, but libellous accounts will not be permitted.

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4. (noun) disparagement, denigration, defamation, belittlement, slander.

Ko tētahi hara tino kino tēnei i te ao, ko te whakakino i te ingoa o te wahine (TTT 1/3/1925:193). / A really bad fault worldwide is the denigration of women.

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