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See definition of meaner on Dictionary.com
  • adj.ungenerous
  • adj.hostile, rude
  • adj.poor; of or in inferior circumstances

synonyms for meaner

  • greedy
  • selfish
  • close
  • mercenary
  • penny-pinching
  • mingy
  • miserly
  • parsimonious
  • penurious
  • rapacious
  • scrimpy
  • stingy
  • tight
  • tight-fisted

antonyms for meaner

MOST RELEVANT
  • generous
  • compassionate
  • extreme
  • kind
  • nice
  • noble
  • polite
  • sympathetic
  • unselfish
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How to use meaner in a sentence

I know now that Hell don't hold a meaner heart than the one in that same fine body.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE HILLSHAROLD BELL WRIGHT
I never knew a meaner ship, though I've known meaner men than Rickhart on the whole.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Till half a patriot, half a coward, grown, We fly from meaner tyrants to the throne.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
It would involve no sacrifice of meaner ends; the best would not interfere with the good.
MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISSANCE, 1921CHARLES KENNETH HOWARD-BURY
Was it in the tented field With crash of sword on shield, While backward meaner champions reeled And loud the tom-tom pealed?
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
My brother hath determined he will sell him to no meaner purchaser than a king.
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
To burn the Primate of the English Church for heresy was to shut out meaner victims from all hope of escape.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
Among the gentry the older and wealthier were on the conservative side, and only the younger and meaner on the other.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
Sallie Thatcher, if the devil himself ain't ashamed of you, he's meaner than I take him for.
BELFORD'S MAGAZINE, VOL. II, NO. 3, FEBRUARY 1889VARIOUS
It may be asserted that the great style is always more or less contaminated by any meaner mixture.
SEVEN DISCOURSES ON ARTJOSHUA REYNOLDS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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