meanness

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Etymology[edit]

mean +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

meanness (plural meannesses)

  1. (uncountable) The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
    This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship. Addison
  2. A mean act; as, to be guilty of a meanness.

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