Definition of meanness in English:


Line breaks: mean|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːnnəs


[mass noun]
  • 2Unkindness, spitefulness, or unfairness: all the hatred and meanness, despair and sorrow surrounding us
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    • I stand shoulder to shoulder with all denouncers of meanness.
    • The same apprehensions, in every situation, regulate his notions of meanness or of dignity.
    • Most of the time meanness is more dangerous than civilized standards.
  • 2.1North American Aggressive character; viciousness: he is also callous, with a streak of meanness
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    • He manages his household with a mind free from the taint of meanness.
    • He just seems to bring out the meanness in them.
    • I want to show the level of meanness people are capable of.

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