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adjective as in ungenerous

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Capaldi, 56, is not just older than the recent Doctors, he is meaner.

This is How the NRA Ends Alec McGillis, The New Republic A bigger, meaner gun control movement has arrived.

He did it very slowly, he said, “This … book … is … about … the … only … woman … meaner than you.”

Most women, having come of age in the company of girls, know there are few things pettier—and meaner—than this sort of comparison.

Are Phil's cracks getting meaner as Jubilee year progresses?

I know now that Hell don't hold a meaner heart than the one in that same fine body.

I never knew a meaner ship, though I've known meaner men than Rickhart on the whole.

Till half a patriot, half a coward, grown, We fly from meaner tyrants to the throne.

It would involve no sacrifice of meaner ends; the best would not interfere with the good.

Was it in the tented field With crash of sword on shield, While backward meaner champions reeled And loud the tom-tom pealed?


On this page you'll find 156 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to meaner, such as: selfish, greedy, close, penny-pinching, mercenary, and miserly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.