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English definition of “mean”

mean

adjective (NOT GENEROUS)    /miːn/ mainly UK
B2 not willing to give or share things, especially money : He's too mean to buy her a ring . My landlord's very mean with the heating - it's only on for two hours each day .Mean with money
(Definition of mean adjective (NOT GENEROUS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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