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Synonyms for meannessmean·ness

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. meanness

    Synonyms:
    penuriousness, littleness, selfishness, baseness, smallness, illiberality, ungenerousness, sordidness

    Antonyms:
    nobleness, unselfishness, liberality, generousness, large-heartedness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beastliness, meannessnoun

    the quality of being deliberately mean

    Synonyms:
    tightness, niggardliness, minginess, closeness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightfistedness, beastliness, niggardness

  2. meanness, minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closenessnoun

    extreme stinginess

    Synonyms:
    nearness, tautness, parsimoniousness, thrift, penny-pinching, constriction, parsimony, closeness, stringency, stuffiness, niggardliness, denseness, concentration, tightfistedness, beastliness, familiarity, compactness, secretiveness, minginess, tightness, intimacy, niggardness, density

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meannessnoun

    Synonyms:
    smallness, littleness, scantiness, slenderness, lowness, poverty, meagreness, poorness

  2. meannessnoun

    Synonyms:
    abjectness, vileness, baseness, contemptibleness, abasement, despicableness

  3. meannessnoun

    Synonyms:
    illiberality, ungenerousness, sordidness, penuriousness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "meanness":

    pettiness, cruelty

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How to use meanness in a sentence?

  1. Michelle Anthony:

    The more meanness they see being successful or rewarded in the home or in their environment, the more children will revert to those mean behaviors themselves when faced with challenging social situations.

  2. Al Hunt:

    Donald Trump's Donald Trump, not because I disagree with Donald Trump policies -- though I disagree with many -- but I think there is a carelessness, a recklessness, meanness and, I think, corruption.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It could be my fault, i don't want to necessarily blame, but there's a great meanness out there that I'm surprised at.

  4. Michelle Anthony:

    So trying out meanness is not something we can or should eradicate, it's normal to want to feel powerful and to exert influence on your environment. It's healthy. What is unhealthy is when the means by which a child does that is at the social expense of another.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    What I must do is all that concerns me. This rule, equally arduous in actual and intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.

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