meanly

adverb (1)
mean·​ly | \ ˈmēn-lē How to pronounce meanly (audio) \

Definition of meanly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete
: fairly well : moderately

meanly

adverb (2)

Definition of meanly (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of meanly

Adverb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Meanly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meanly. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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