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[mˈiːn], [mˈiːn], [m_ˈiː_n]

Synonyms for Mean:

average (adjective)

average, common, commonplace, conventional, customary, dominant, everyday, halfway, median, mediocre, medium, mezzo, mid, middle-of-the-road, middling, midmost, moderate, normal, ordinary, predominant, run-of-the-mill, standard, stereotype, stock, usual.

despicable (adjective)

contemptible, despicable, loathsome, low, offensive, repellent, reprehensible, repulsive, revolting, vile.

malevolent (adjective)

antagonistic, baleful, baneful, bitter, black-hearted, catty, churlish, corrosive, evil, foul, hateful, hostile, hurtful, ill-natured, malevolent, malicious, malignant, nasty, perfidious, rancorous, sinister, spiteful, sullen, treacherous, venomous, vicious, vindictive, virulent, wicked.

mediocre (adjective)

banal, modest, mundane, routine, so-so, suburban.

middle (adjective)

axial, bisecting, central, centralized, core, equidistant, geocentric, half, half-and-half, intermediate, medial, middle, nuclear, pivotal.

stingy (adjective)

Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, cheeseparing, closefisted, frugal, hard-fisted, meager, miserly, narrow-fisted, parsimonious, penny-pinching, petty, stingy, thrifty, tight.

sullen (adjective)

beetle-browed, broody, cantankerous, contrary, crabby, cross, cynical, dark, dejected, dissociable, dour, fretful, frowning, gloomy, glowering, glum, grim, grouchy, grumpy, irascible, long-faced, melancholy, moody, moping, morose, noncooperative, obstinate, petulant, scowling, sour, sulky, surly, uncooperative, unfriendly, ungenial, unsociable.

mediocrity (noun)

banality, commonness, mediocrity, modesty, normalcy, ordinariness.

middle (noun)

axis, bisection, center, epicenter, halfway point, heart, hub, kernel, marrow, midpoint, midst, nub, nucleus, pivot.

intend (verb)

aim, choose, consider, endeavor, expect, intend, mind, plan, propose, resolve, scheme, wish.

mean (verb)

connote, define, denote, describe, explain, imply, indicate, signify.

Other synonyms and related words:

abject, abominable, aim at, argue, arrant, aspire after, aspire to, atrocious, base, be after, be at, beggarly, beneath contempt, bespeak, betoken, bid for, breathe, cheap, cheesy, coarse, convey, crabbed, curmudgeonly, design, destine, determine upon, dirty, disagreeable, drive at, enormous, execrable, express, flagrant, formidable, fulsome, go for, golden mean, grave, gross, grudging, harbor a design, hard, heinous, homely, humble, ignoble, illiberal, import, inferior, inglorious, intermediary, invidious, labor for, little, low-down, lowly, mangy, measly, menial, mesial, mesne, middle state, miserable, monstrous, nefarious, niggard, niggardly, obnoxious, odious, ornery, paltry, penurious, pitiful, plain, plebeian, pokey, poky, poor, punk, purport, purpose, rank, reptilian, rough, rugged, sad, scabby, scrubby, scummy, scurvy, servile, set before oneself, shabby, shoddy, slavish, small, snide, sordid, sorry, spell, squalid, subservient, suggest, think, tough, ugly, unchivalrous, undistinguished, ungenerous, unmentionable, wretched.

Rhymes for Mean:

  1. lean, jean, screen, queen, spleen, bean, preen, mien, greene, clean, sheen, gene, dean, seen, lien, glean, gean, keen, teen, kean, scene, green, wean;
  2. fifteen, umpteen, foreseen, selene, between, eighteen, serene, baleen, nineteen, cuisine, obscene, convene, ravine, agin, benzene, marine, careen, unclean, demean, canteen, caffeine, eugene, sixteen, preteen, machine, sardine, sunscreen, feldene, saline, sabine, racine, unseen, casein, thirteen, fourteen;
  3. figurine, intervene, tangerine, halloween, seventeen, submarine, gelatine, propylene, wolverine, smithereen, unforeseen;
  4. aquamarine;

Quotes for Mean:

  1. My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable. Rene Magritte.
  2. If you're running for reelection in the House of Representatives race, you know, it's very important to you that you be on fairly good terms with the local affiliates in the largest market in your area. I mean you don't want to antagonize them. Robert McChesney.
  3. Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old -boy network. Toni Morrison.

Idioms of Mean:

  1. mean as;
  2. he doesn't have a jealous, mean, unkind etc. bone in his body;
  3. I don't mean maybe!;