meanness definition

  • noun:
    • their state to be inferior in quality, character, or worth; commonness.
    • the standard or state of being selfish or stingy.
    • A spiteful or harmful work.
    • the disorder, or high quality, of being mean; want of superiority; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
    • A mean act; since, become responsible of a meanness.
    • the situation, or high quality, to be mean; desire of superiority; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
    • A mean work.
    • hawaii to be mean in level or quality; want of self-esteem or difference; commonness; poorness; rudeness.
    • Want of psychological elevation or self-esteem, destitution of spirit or honor; contemptibleness; baseness.
    • Sordid illiberality; stinginess; over-selfish economy in small things; niggardliness.
    • Synonyms Abjectness, lowness, lowliness, scantiness. slenderness. See abject.
    • 2 and Littleness, Meanness, illiberality, sordidness, penuriousness, closeness, miserliness. Littleness relates to more than meanness pertains to, once the understanding additionally the affections; it is the opposite of most largeness of nature, and especially of magnanimity. Meanness is right selfish, however in a sordid, groveling, pinching fashion; it is the opposite of nobleness and generosity. See penuriousness.
    • A mean, vindictive spirit.
    • severe stinginess
    • the quality of becoming deliberately mean

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