What is another word for meanly?

Pronunciation: [mˈiːnli] (IPA)

Meanly is an adverb that is used to describe an action that is done in a spiteful or malicious way. There are many synonyms for the word meanly, which can be used to convey a similar meaning. Some common synonyms for meanly include maliciously, spitefully, vengefully, rudely, arrogantly, selfishly, and unfairly. These synonyms can help to add variety and depth to your writing, ensuring that your message is conveyed clearly and effectively. Whether you're writing an academic paper, a business report, or a creative piece, using synonyms for meanly can improve the impact and clarity of your writing, and help you to communicate your ideas more effectively.

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What are the hypernyms for Meanly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for meanly?

Meanly is an adverb that means in a manner that is ungenerous or miserly. Some of the antonyms for this word include generously, magnanimously, lavishly, bountifully, kindly, nobly, and benevolently. These words describe actions or behaviors that are opposite to meanly. When someone behaves generously, they share, give or offer things with an open heart or in abundance, whereas meanly means the person is stingy or selfish. Magnanimously refers to displaying lofty and courageous thoughts or actions, while meanly means acting pettily or with a small mind. Bountifully means providing freely or liberally, and kindly suggests acting with warmth and compassion, while meanly entails a harsh or unkind demeanor.

Usage examples for Meanly

It was the opinion of Davy that Ben was meanly enough treated already, not only by his father, but by the farmer with whom he worked; for no one seemed to be kind to the boy except himself, and he made his long journeys to town for no other reason than to hear Davy's gentle voice.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
In 1883 he falls in love with a fresh and pretty girl, and marries her; in 1884 she has lost her beauty and her freshness, and although he feels very meanly over it, somehow his feelings have changed toward her.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
They fought mean conditions meanly; but Woburn, in his resentment of their attitude, did not allow for the suffering which had brought it about: his own tendency was to overcome difficulties by conciliation rather than by conflict.
"The Greater Inclination"
Edith Wharton

Famous quotes with Meanly

  • Not because they were servants were we so reserved, for many noble persons are forced to serve through necessity, but by reason the vulgar sort of servants are as ill bred as meanly born, giving children ill examples and worse counsel.
    Margaret Cavendish
  • True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.
    Ralph W. Sockman
  • But he did want to see to it that loyal slave owners were not expropriated by his emancipation policy. But he couldn't get the Congress to adopt it. He couldn't get any Representatives, and people from Kentucky, or Missouri, or the border states to vote for it, and so he failed. This is the message to Congress which ended with those wonderful words, “Gentlemen of the Congress, we cannot escape history. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last, best hope of Earth.” Well, it failed.
    Harry V. Jaffa
  • It was the winter wild While the Heav'n-born child All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.
    John Milton

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