mesquin

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian meschino or Spanish mezquino, both from Arabic مِسْكِين (miskīn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɛs.kɛ̃/
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Adjective[edit]

mesquin (feminine mesquine, masculine plural mesquins, feminine plural mesquines)

  1. unimportant
  2. small-minded, petty
  3. poor, of poor quality
  4. stingy, tight-fisted
  5. mean

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