meanness

meanness
Synonyms and related words:
Lenten fare, abjectness, abominableness, atrociousness, austerity, authoritarianism, baseness, bearishness, beggarliness, bigotry, bitchiness, blind side, blind spot, blinders, cantankerousness, cheapness, churlishness, closed mind, coarseness, commonness, commonplaceness, contemptibility, contemptibleness, crabbedness, cramped ideas, crankiness, crossness, crumminess, crustiness, cussedness, daintiness, debasement, deficiency, degradation, delicacy, depravity, despicableness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, diminutiveness, disagreeability, enormity, evil intent, excitability, execrableness, exiguity, exiguousness, failure, fanaticism, fewness, foulness, fourth-rateness, fractiousness, fulsomeness, gaudiness, grossness, harmfulness, hatefulness, heinousness, helotism, helotry, hideboundness, homeliness, huffiness, huffishness, humbleness, humility, ignobility, illiberality, imperfection, inadequacy, incompetence, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, inferiority, inferiorness, ingloriousness, iniquitousness, innocuousness, insignificance, insufficiency, insularism, insularity, invidiousness, irascibility, irritability, jejuneness, jejunity, leanness, little-mindedness, littleness, lowlihood, lowliness, lowness, maladroitness, maleficence, malice, malice aforethought, malice prepense, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meagerness, mean mind, mediocrity, meekness, menialness, meretriciousness, meritlessness, minginess, minuteness, miserableness, miserliness, moderateness, modesty, monstrousness, narrow sympathies, narrow views, narrow-mindedness, narrowness, nastiness, nearsightedness, nefariousness, niggardliness, noxiousness, obnoxiousness, odiousness, odium theologicum, ordinariness, orneriness, paltriness, parochialism, parsimony, penuriousness, peonage, perversity, pettiness, petty mind, picayunishness, pitiableness, pitifulness, plainness, plebeianism, pokiness, poorness, provincialism, puniness, purblindness, rankness, sadness, scabbiness, scantiness, scantness, scrawniness, scrimpiness, scrubbiness, scruffiness, scumminess, scurviness, second-rateness, serfdom, servility, shabbiness, shoddiness, shortsightedness, shut mind, simpleness, skimpiness, slavery, slavishness, slenderness, slightness, slim pickings, slimness, smallness, snappishness, sordidness, sorriness, spareness, squalor, stinginess, straitlacedness, stuffiness, submissiveness, subnormality, subservience, subserviency, teachableness, testiness, thinness, third-rateness, tininess, triviality, ugliness, uncatholicity, ungenerousness, unimportance, unmagnanimousness, unpretentiousness, unskillfulness, unworthiness, vileness, vulgarity, waspishness, wickedness, worthlessness, wretchedness

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Meanness — Mean ness, n. 1. The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess. [1913 Webster] This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meanness — index inconsideration, mediocrity, mischief Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • meanness — 1550s, weakness, from MEAN (Cf. mean) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness). Sense of baseness, poverty is from 1650s; that of stinginess from 1755 …   Etymology dictionary

  • meanness — n. 1) meanness to 2) out of meanness (he did it out of meanness) * * * [ miːnnɪs] meanness to out of meanness (he did it out of meanness) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • meanness — noun a) The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess. This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship. Addison b) A mean act; as, to be guilty of a meanness …   Wiktionary

  • meanness — Ⅰ. mean [1] ► VERB (past and past part. meant) 1) intend to express or refer to. 2) (of a word) have as its explanation in the same language or its equivalent in another language. 3) intend to occur or be the case. 4) have as a consequence. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • meanness — noun see mean II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meanness — /meen nis/, n. 1. the state or quality of being mean. 2. a mean act: to answer meannesses with forgiveness. [1550 60; MEAN2 + NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • meanness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of being mean] Syn. smallmindedness, baseness, lowness, pettiness, wickedness, debasement, degradation, abjection, shamelessness, infamy, degeneracy, blackguardism, knavishness, unscrupulousness, stinginess,… …   English dictionary for students

  • meanness — mean·ness || miːnnɪs n. stinginess; leanness, scarcity; state of being mean, spitefulness; act of unkindness …   English contemporary dictionary

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