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(-a, -ia), fq., dim. riri.,

    1. (Be) irritable, angry, etc. Ka akaruke te aronga angaanga me riririri koe kia ratou., The workmen w leave if you are always angry with them; E tangata riririri vave ua aia, auraka e tatiaeae. He has got a very quick temper, don’t tease him; Kua tuatua riririri mai ratou kiaku, kare ra au i pau atu. They all spoke angrily to me, but I didn’t answer; Ka riririria koe e te vaine tini me akatau putuputu koe i te uipa-anga. The women’s organisation will be annoyed with you if you stay away from their meetings too much. [riri1 RR.]

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