meanly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mean +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

meanly (comparative more meanly, superlative most meanly)

  1. Humbly, of or from low social status; basely. [from 16th c.]
  2. Poorly or inadequately. [from 16th c.]
  3. In a mean manner; ill-willed, nastily. [from 17th c.]
    He meanly refused to ever make a charitable donation.

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