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meanly

adverb

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  1. 1 in a manner showing no signs of pride or self-assertion meanly silent up to that point, he now felt that fair criticism was turning into gratuitous insult Synonyms abjectly, deferentially, hat in hand, humbly, lowly, meekly, modestly, sheepishly, submissivelyRelated Words obsequiously, servilely, subserviently; fearfully, mousily, timidly; bashfully, diffidently, self-deprecatingly, shyly, timorously; civilly, courteously, politely, respectfully, suppliantlyNear Antonyms fearlessly; discourteously, disdainfully, disrespectfully, impertinently, rashly, recklessly, saucily; bitchily, impolitely, impudently, rudely, uncivilly, ungraciouslyAntonyms arrogantly, audaciously, boldly, brashly, brazenly, contemptuously, haughtily, huffily, imperiously, loftily, pompously, presumptuously, pretentiously, pridefully, proudly, scornfully, self-importantly, superciliously, swaggeringly, uppishly

  2. 2 in a mean or spiteful manner in a meanly worded letter she told me that she never wanted to see me again Synonyms bitchily, cattily, despitefully, hatefully, malevolently, maliciously, malignantly, nastily, spitefully, viciously, villainously, virulently, wickedlyRelated Words contemptuously, deprecatingly, disdainfully, scornfully; acrimoniously, antagonistically, caustically, envyingly, hostilely, invidiously, obnoxiously, rancorously, venomously, vindictively, vituperatively; bitterly, enviously, jealously, resentfully; balefully, caddishly, callously, cruelly, evil-mindedly, felly, hard-heartedly, heartlessly, inhumanely, kindlessly, mercilessly, pitilessly, ruthlessly, soullessly, unfeelingly; disagreeably, ill, ungraciously, unkindly; ill-naturedly, inconsiderately, insensitively, thoughtlessly; diabolically, fiendishly; misanthropicallyNear Antonyms affably, agreeably, amiably, cordially, genially, good-humoredly, good-naturedly, graciously, nicely, pleasantly; altruistically, humanely; considerately, feelingly, lovingly, mercifully, sensitively, softheartedly, solicitously, soulfully, thoughtfully; compassionately, sympathetically; angelically, divinely, gently, sweetly, tenderlyAntonyms benevolently, benignantly, good-heartedly, kindheartedly, kindly


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