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English definition of “mean”

mean

adjective (VIOLENT)    /miːn/ mainly US
frightening and likely to become violent: a mean and angry mob a mean-looking youthViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
(Definition of mean adjective (VIOLENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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