Meanness

Mean"ness

, n. 1. The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
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This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship.
Addison.
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2. A mean act; as, to be guilty of meanness. Goldsmith.
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mean"spir`it*ed

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mean"-spir`it*ed

(?), a. 1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small-minded; base; groveling; -- of people. -- Mean"-spir`it*ed*ness, n.
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2. Done for malevolent reasons; -- of deeds and actions.
Syn. -- base, contemptible, currish, mean, meanspirited, scurvy.
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