Translation of "mean" - English-Russian dictionary

mean

adjective uk us /miːn/
UNKIND

B2 unkind and unpleasant

низкий, подлый
I thought my sister was being mean to me.
NOT GENEROUS mainly UK

B2 A mean person does not like spending money, especially on other people.

скупой
He's too mean to buy her a ring.
VIOLENT mainly US

A mean person or animal is strong and violent, and makes people frightened.

злой, жестокий
He's a big, mean guy.
GOOD [ always before noun ] informal

very good

классный, отличный
I make a mean spaghetti.
AVERAGE [ always before noun ]

In maths, a mean number is an average number.

средний
Their mean age at death was 84.6.

(Translation of “mean adjective” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)