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Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
Margaret Cavendish

Meaning of "meanly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MEANLY

meanly  [ˈmiːnlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEANLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Meanly is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES MEANLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

meanly

Cruelty

Cruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it. Sadism can also be related to this form of action or concept. Cruel ways of inflicting suffering may involve violence, but affirmative violence is not necessary for an act to be cruel. For example, if a person is drowning and begging for help, and another person is able to help, but merely watches with disinterest or perhaps mischievous amusement, that person is being cruel — rather than violent. George Eliot stated that "cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity." Bertrand Russell stated that "the infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell." Gilbert K. Chesterton stated that "cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kind of sin. Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty."...

Definition of meanly in the English dictionary

The first definition of meanly in the dictionary is in a miserly, ungenerous, or petty manner. Other definition of meanly is in a bad-tempered or vicious manner. Meanly is also in a cruel or nasty manner.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MEANLY


Burnley
ˈbɜːnlɪ
carnally
ˈkɑːnlɪ
Charnley
ˈtʃɑːnlɪ
cleanly
ˈkliːnlɪ
Darnley
ˈdɑːnlɪ
forlornly
fəˈlɔːnlɪ
greenly
ˈɡriːnlɪ
keenly
ˈkiːnlɪ
leanly
ˈliːnlɪ
obscenely
əbˈsiːnlɪ
opportunely
ˈɒpətjuːnlɪ
pristinely
ˈprɪstiːnlɪ
queenly
ˈkwiːnlɪ
routinely
ruːˈtiːnlɪ
saccharinely
ˈsækəriːnlɪ
serenely
sɪˈriːnlɪ
sternly
ˈstɜːnlɪ
terrenely
tɛˈriːnlɪ
uncleanly
ʌnˈkliːnlɪ
unqueenly
ʌnˈkwiːnlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEANLY

meanie
meanies
meaning
meaningful
meaningfully
meaningfulness
meaningless
meaninglessly
meaninglessness
meaningly
meanness
means
means of production
means of transport
means test
means-test
means-tested
meant
meantime
meanwhile

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEANLY

Christianly
churchmanly
gentlemanly
gentlewomanly
humanly
inhumanly
manly
musicianly
ruffianly
seamanly
sportsmanly
subterraneanly
superhumanly
unchristianly
ungentlemanly
unmanly
unwomanly
wanly
womanly
workmanly

Synonyms and antonyms of meanly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «meanly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEANLY

Find out the translation of meanly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of meanly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «meanly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

卑贱地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mezquinamente
570 millions of speakers

English

meanly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीचता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ببخل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подло
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mesquinhamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

meanly
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mesquinement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bermakna
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

meanly
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

みすぼらしく
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

빈약
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tegese
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

meanly
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அற்பத்தனமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बहुधा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alçakça
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meschinamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wredni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

підло
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

meanly
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικροπρεπώς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gemeen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

meanly
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

meanly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of meanly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEANLY»

The term «meanly» is regularly used and occupies the 91.059 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEANLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about meanly

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2 QUOTES WITH «MEANLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word meanly.
1
Margaret Cavendish
Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
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Ralph W. Sockman
True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEANLY»

Discover the use of meanly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to meanly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of the Barbary Coast
[Weakly] It's because I'm hungry, Mrs. Meanly. [Quickly, MRS. MEANL Y slaps a hand over his mouth] SCRUPLES. What's that? What did he say? MRS. MEANLY . He says he's hungry to leam the barbering trade. SCRUPLES. I hope you ...
Tim Kelly, 1978
2
The new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and ...
MEANLY, adv. [from mean.) 1. Moderately ; tat in a great degree. — Dr Metcalf, master of St Join's College, a man meanly learned himself, but cot meanly affectioned to set forward learning in oier*. Asebam. — In the reign of Domitian, poetry ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1807
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The London encyclopaedia: or Universal dictionary of ...
The Persian state will not endure a king So meanly born. Denliam's Sophy. It was the winter wild, While the heaven-born child, All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. Milton. No other nymphs have title to men's hearts, But as their meanness ...
‎1829
4
Cymbeline: A Tragedy
They think, they are mine : and, though train'd up thus meanly 4 I' the cave, wherein they bow, their thoughts do his 'The 1 In place of grealtr stale.J Hanmer, sor the purpose os preserving exactness in the measure, has omitted the word ...
William Shakespeare, Ambrose Eccles, 1794
5
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
TO. NOBLY. SAVE. OR. MEANLY. LOSE. When Dame Fortune smiled on General McClellan, she blessed him beyond all logical workings of the laws of probability that operate in war. During the Maryland campaign he was presented with not ...
Stephen W. Sears, 2003
6
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the ...
Dr Metcalf, master of St John's College, a- man meanly learned himself, but not meanly aifectioned to set forward learning in cithers. Afcham.— In the reign of Domitiaivpoetry was meanly cultivated, but painting eminently flourished. Drjden. 2.
‎1816
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Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the ...
MEANLY, adv. [from mean.] i. Moderately ; rot in a great degree. — Dr Metcalf, master of St John's College, a man meat, f learned himself, but not meanly affectioned to set forward learning in ' others. Ascham. — In the reign of Domitian, poetry ...
‎1816
8
Plays Written for a Private Theatre
Will you give me leave to set you down f Mrs. Meanly. Your ladyship is very polite : our coach is ordered here. ( Lady Bell going.) Pickle. Wou'd your ladyship do me the honour to set me down at Brooks's ? Lady Bell. With pleasure, Sir; my dear ...
William Davies, 1786
9
Dictionnary of the English Language with Numerous ...
In the reign of Domitian, poetry was but meanly cultivated, but painting eminently flourished. Dryden, Dufresnoy. 2. Without dignity ; poorly. It was the winter wild, While the heaven-born child, All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies. Milton ...
Samuel Johnson, 1827
10
The Gentleman's Magazine
... had obtain'd the Pos all which Cleon, at the Head of the session of Sicily for Him by the Qua- E Male-contents, got him lampoon'd, as Ample Alliance. Now, can this Cafe meanly Sacrificing the Honour of his be compar'd to an Engagement ...
‎1732

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEANLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term meanly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Schumer no trainwreck in her first film outing
... heavy-drinking and dope-smoking playgirl, particularly when she treats her adorable sister, played by an effervescent Brie Larson, meanly. «The New Daily, Jul 15»
2
Robinson and Woods help side take derby honours
Frost at the other end bowled meanly. This pressure assisted de Wett in taking his second wicket this time caught in the gulley by Tom Sheldon. «Henley Standard, Jul 15»
3
When it rains, it pours: column 05
He grabbed me and rushed me to the sliding door and meanly put me down on the bricks outside — still shouting at me. To tell you that I felt ... «Visalia Times-Delta, Jul 15»
4
Want a nanny as perfect as Kate's? Steal one from your best friend!
I meanly told her that Charlotte's children had outgrown her. Nanny's eyes welled up, but she was resolute. Finally, I promised her the best ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Jennifer Aniston And Matt LeBlanc Deny Claims They Had Affair …
Paul also said – rather meanly – that poor old Matt's looks are starting to fade pretty fast. He continued: “He was as good looking as anyone in ... «Ledger Gazette, Jul 15»
6
Greek crisis and Berlin's conditional surrender
And for all the talk that the Europeans are meanly refusing to write off Greek debts, it is actually well understood that it is highly unlikely that ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
7
The unseen Charles Dickens: read the excoriating essay on …
Is it sensational in a public officer, when he has nothing to say for his department, meanly to shelter himself under the miserable slang of the ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
8
New Greek bail-out hardly a victory for Germany
And for all the talk that the Europeans are meanly refusing to write off Greek debts, it is actually well understood that it is highly unlikely Greece ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
9
Germany's conditional surrender
And for all the talk that the Europeans are meanly refusing to write off Greek debts, it is actually well understood that it is highly unlikely that ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
10
How caring about their guns has shaped Americans
The TEC-9 model Feldman shows me became the TEC-DC9 - named, meanly, after David Clarke, the civil rights leader and city councilman ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»

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