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meanly

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adverb mean·ly \ˈmēn-lē\

Definition of meanly

obsolete

  1. :  fairly well :  moderately

14th Century

First Known Use of meanly

14th century


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meanly

adverb mean·ly

Definition of meanly

  1. :  in a mean manner: such asa :  in a lowly manner :  humblyb :  in an inferior mannerc :  in a base or ungenerous manner

15th Century

First Known Use of meanly

15th century



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