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How to use meanness in a sentence

The wife who tipped you off did sort-of the right thing in getting upset and calling the meanness to your attention.
CAROLYN HAX: SHE’S TIRED OF BEING A TONGUE-BITER AROUND A BACKBITERCAROLYN HAXNOVEMBER 22, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Greater mischiefs happen often from folly, meanness, and vanity than from the greater sins of avarice and ambition.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Woman-like, she could advise and help to the end, but the meanness of the means revolted.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
It was thrown by a very dirty lamp, and disclosed a small court of unutterable meanness and inconceivable smells.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
There won't be a day, inside or out of it, that I won't run up against every damnable meanness that human nature is capable of.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The truth is that their pride had, as extravagant pride often has, a close affinity with meanness.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
They's times when I git mad and it all looks to be her fault, and then I ketch my own self startin' some hectorin' meanness.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
And then, that a thought should knock me prone, and make me cringe—from the mere fact of its lowness and meanness!
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
I am perfectly amazed at the audacity and meanness of the attempt, and it may be very difficult to discover the author of it.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
Martin turned as red as a poppy, as he flashed up in honest anger that such paltry meanness should be charged on him.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO MEANNESS

  • despitefulness
  • enmity
  • evil
  • hate
  • hatred
  • ill will
  • indignity
  • malice
  • maliciousness
  • malignancy
  • malignity
  • meanness
  • poisonousness
  • spite
  • spitefulness
  • venomousness
  • viciousness
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