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adverb (1)

mean·​ly ˈmēn-lē How to pronounce meanly (audio)
: fairly well : moderately


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adverb (2)

: in a mean manner: such as
: in a lowly manner : humbly
: in an inferior manner
: in a base or ungenerous manner

Examples of meanly in a Sentence

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The third point in this tinderbox triangle of frenemyship is Elena, a girl in their class whom Jana side-eyes meanly for her reputation for being easy, who uploads twerking selfies to social media and who also buzzes around school jock Kris. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 1 Sep. 2021 Later visits from the Galileo mission confirmed this very active volcanism on Io, with surface lava temperatures of 1250-1450C, meanly likely ultramafic compositions (komaiites - very low silica content, below 45 weight % and rare on Earth). Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 18 May 2011

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Word History

First Known Use

Adverb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meanly was in the 14th century

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“Meanly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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