meanly

  • 1 Meanly — Mean ly, adv. [From {Mean} low.] In a mean manner; unworthily; basely; poorly; ungenerously. [1913 Webster] While the heaven born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. Milton. [1913 Webster] Would you meanly thus rely On power you know… …

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  • 2 Meanly — Mean ly, adv. [{Mean} middle.] Moderately. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A man meanly learned himself, but not meanly affectioned to set forward learning in others. Ascham. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 meanly — (adv.) 1580s, indifferently; 1590s, basely; c.1600, illiberally; from MEAN (Cf. mean) (adj.1) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …

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  • 4 meanly — adverb 1. in a nasty ill tempered manner Don t expect me to help you, he added nastily • Syn: ↑nastily • Derived from adjective: ↑mean, ↑nasty (for: ↑nastily) 2. in a despica …

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  • 5 meanly — adverb /ˈmiːnli/ a) Humbly, of or from low social status; basely. Iphicrates and Marius were meanly born. b) Poorly or inadequately. He meanly refused to ever make a charitable donation …

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  • 6 meanly — Ⅰ. mean [1] ► VERB (past and past part. meant) 1) intend to express or refer to. 2) (of a word) have as its explanation in the same language or its equivalent in another language. 3) intend to occur or be the case. 4) have as a consequence. 5) …

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  • 7 meanly — I. adverb Date: 14th century obsolete fairly well ; moderately II. adverb Date: 15th century in a mean manner: as a. in a lowly manner ; humbly b. in an inferior manner ; badly …

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  • 8 meanly — meanly1 /meen lee/, adv. 1. in a poor, lowly, or humble manner. 2. in a base, contemptible, selfish, or shabby manner. 3. in a stingy or miserly manner. [1350 1400; ME meneli. See MEAN2, LY] meanly2 /meen lee/, adv. Obs. moderately. [1350 1400; …

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  • 9 meanly — Synonyms and related words: abjectly, abominably, arrantly, atrociously, balefully, basely, closefistedly, commonly, contemptibly, despicably, execrably, flagrantly, foully, grossly, harmfully, hatefully, heinously, illiberally, in spite,… …

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  • 10 meanly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. niggardly, meagerly, miserly; see selfishly …

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  • 11 meanly — mɪːnlɪ adv. stingily, sparingly; spitefully; in a poor or lowly manner …

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  • 12 meanly — manley …

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  • 13 meanly — ad. Dishonorably, unworthily, depreciatingly, disrespectfully …

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  • 14 meanly — adv 1. poorly, lowly, humbly, modestly; commonly, ordinarily, averagely, typically. 2. basely, ignobly, dishonorably, shamefully, disgracefully; contemptibly, despicably, vilely, abjectly; shabbily, ungenerously, unfairly, badly, miserably. 3.… …

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  • 15 meanly — mean·ly …

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  • 16 meanly — See: mean …

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  • 17 meanly — mean•ly [[t]ˈmin li[/t]] adv. 1) in lowly manner; humbly 2) in a contemptible or selfish manner 3) in a miserly manner • Etymology: 1350–1400 …

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  • 18 meanly — /ˈminli/ (say meenlee) adverb in a mean manner; poorly; basely; stingily. {mean2 + ly} …

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  • 19 act meanly — be mean, act in a mean manner; don t be nice …

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  • 20 laymen — meanly …

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