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English definition of “meanly”

meanly

adverb uk   /ˈmiːn.li/ us  

meanly adverb (NOT GENEROUSLY)

in a way that shows that you are not willing to give or share things, especially money

meanly adverb (UNKINDLY)

in a way that is unkind towards other people: He was basically a decent kid who had acted meanly on this one occasion.
(Definition of meanly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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