Definition of "meanly" []

  • In a poor, lowly, or base manner. (adverb)
  • Miserly, ungenerous, or petty (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Humble, obscure, or lowly (adjective)
  • Despicable, ignoble, or callous (adjective)
  • Poor or shabby (adjective)
  • Bad-tempered; vicious (adjective)
  • Ashamed (adjective)
  • Unwell; in low spirits (adjective)
  • Excellent; skilful (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "meanly" in a sentence
  • "Here and now was his vindication, here at last the proof that he had not chosen his calling meanly, nor in all selfishness."
  • "You cannot even afford to work at a level that supports one person rather meanly, which is what some young historians can do when they only support themselves and/or can rely on others to bail them out when their cars die on I-95 on the way to a poorly paid adjunct job."
  • "First of all people wouldn't have to speak "meanly" about people if they had COMMON SENSE."