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Russian translation of “mean”

mean

adjective     /miːn/
UNKIND B2 unkind and unpleasant
низкий, подлый
I thought my sister was being mean to me.Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseBad-tempered
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 .Mean with money
VIOLENT mainly US A mean person or animal is strong and violent , and makes people frightened .
злой, жестокий
He's a big , mean guy .Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly
GOOD [always before noun] informal very good
классный, отличный
I make a mean spaghetti .Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good
AVERAGE [always before noun] In maths , a mean number is an average number .
средний
Their mean age at death was 84.6.StatisticsAverages
(Definition of mean adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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