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Meaning of MEANNESS

Pronunciation:  m'eennus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  extreme stinginess
  2. [n]  the quality of being deliberately mean

MEANNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: beastliness, closeness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimoniousness, parsimony, tightfistedness, tightness
 See Also: malevolence, malevolency, malice, miserliness, pettiness, stinginess



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mean"ness\, n.
1. The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of
   excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness;

         This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of
         the workmanship.                      --Addison.

2. A mean act; as, to be guilty of meanness. --Goldsmith.

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