meanly meanly


  1. (adv) in a nasty ill-tempered manner
  2. (adv) in a despicable, ignoble manner
  3. (adv) poorly or in an inferior manner
  4. (adv) in a miserly manner



  1. Beneath a nobly domed forehead, pale eyes glared out from a meanly featured face.
  2. He has historically been a rabid Eagles fan, if he had been meanly mouthed about the Steelers, there would have been no respect anywhere.
  3. Even when outsiders are not involved, communities can be meanly defensive.


  • Documentary’s remix of Nixon tapes reveals tricky tale

    John Cusack does a meanly funny cameo as Richard Nixon in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” but the man nicknamed Tricky Dick was a much more complex character than the paranoid drunk Cusack portrays. A more nuanced picture of the only president to resign from office emerges in Penny Lane’s...
    on August 30, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. In his first message to Congress in 1862, Lincoln warned that we might "nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth."
    on May 25, 2005 By: Abraham Lincoln Source: Power Line (blog)

  2. "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" wrote Samuel Johnson with much truth.
    on May 27, 2010 By: Samuel Johnson Source: Galus Australis

  3. Compared to "our brothers on the mainland ...... we live more poorly, more shabbily, more meanly," said Smallwood, who later became Newfoundland's first premier. "In the North American family, Newfoundland bears the reputation of having the...
    on Jul 21, 2008 By: Joey Smallwood Source: The Gazette (Montreal)

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