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whakakinokino

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

Nā ngā kōrero irirangi a te Tiamana, a te Itāriana, i whakakinokino ki a mātau, ki te Ingarihi, ki ngā mea katoa kei te taha o te Ingarihi (HP 1991:144). / The German and Italian radio accounts spoke disparagingly of us, the English and everyone on the English side.

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


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

Ka koa ake taku ngākau ki ō kōrero mō tēnei iwi, mō te Māori e tuhia nei ngā kōrero whakakinokino i roto i ā rātou nūpepa e te Pākehā (TP 9/1908:9). / I am really pleased with your article about the people, the Māori about whom disparaging comments are being written by the Pākehā in their newspapers.

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

Ki te Pākehā, he tohu kē te Kīngi nō te whakakinokino (TTR 1990:355). / To the Pākehā, the King was still a symbol of intransigence.

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