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


The one next to it is a sword of the same period, only used by a meaner person.

I surrounded myself with the smaller natures and the meaner minds.

A meaner temple was never consecrated to the worship of the Deity.

"Maybe I've been mean—but you're been meaner," she summed up, in self-justification.

I thought my dad was meaner than a spiled herrin' to keep on sayin' no when I said yes.

He had not escaped notice, but the meaner sinner had obscured him for the moment.

But there's no accounting for tastes, and I am glad to see that yours are no meaner.

The distinction of the meaner people is made by their Christian names.

She will hold the purse-strings, and make him meaner than he is already.

Could any advantage be meaner than the one which Ernest had taken?