Definition of meanly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmiːnli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmiːnli//
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  1. 1in a way that is unkind I have never been treated so rudely and meanly in my life.
  2. 2(British English) in a way that is not generous He meanly refused to contribute to the fund.
  3. 3(old-fashioned) looking poor meanly dressed/furnished