- meanness (n.)
- 1550s, "weakness," from mean (adj.) + -ness. Sense of "baseness, poverty" is from 1650s; that of "stinginess" from 1755.
- 1. This very careful attitude to money can sometimes border on meanness.
- 2. Whatever faults he may have, meanness is not one of them.
- 3. He is above meanness and deceit.
- 4. They gave him a dig about his meanness.
- 5. The meanness of anonymity gave a shuddering obscenity to the moment.
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