3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meanly \Mean"ly\, adverb [{Mean} middle.] Moderately. [Obs.]

A man meanly learned himself, but not meanly affectioned to set forward learning in others. --Ascham.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meanly \Mean"ly\, adverb [From {Mean} low.] In a mean manner; unworthily; basely; poorly; ungenerously.

While the heaven-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. --Milton.

Would you meanly thus rely On power you know I must obey ? --Prior.

We can not bear to have others think meanly of them [our kindred]. --I. Watts.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: in a nasty ill-tempered manner; "'Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily" [syn: {nastily}, {meanly}]

2: in a despicable, ignoble manner; "this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society" [syn: {meanly}, {scurvily}, {basely}]

3: poorly or in an inferior manner; "troops meanly equipped"

4: in a miserly manner; "they lived meanly and without ostentation" [syn: {meanly}, {humbly}]

The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

PRIVACY Say "Hell No!" to the TPP. LEGAL TENDER DO NO HARM Caduceus FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FREEDOM of SPEECH FREEDOM FOR ALL economic opportunity We need better cryptography. FREEDOM FOR ALL Think BIG! Science The Law of The Land
Caduceus, Golden Key and Scales of Justice

Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:23:39 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)