1 he's too mean to leave a tip
miserly, niggardly, close-fisted, parsimonious, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, ungenerous, penurious, illiberal, close, grasping, greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, Scrooge-like;
Australian/New Zealand & Scottish miserable
British vulgar slangtight-arse, tight-arsed, tight as a duck's arse
[Antonyms] generous, extravagant, munificent
2 why are you being so mean to me? that was a mean trick
unkind, nasty, spiteful, foul, malicious, malevolent, despicable, contemptible, obnoxious, vile, odious, loathsome, disagreeable, unpleasant, unfriendly, uncharitable, shabby, unfair, callous, cruel, vicious, base, low
3 the truth was obvious to even the meanest intelligence
inferior, poor, limited, restricted, meagre
4 her flat was mean and cold
squalid, shabby, dilapidated, sordid, seedy, slummy, sleazy, insalubrious, poor, sorry, wretched, dismal, dingy, miserable, mangy, broken-down, run down, down at heel
[Antonyms] luxurious, palatial
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