- The state of being inferior in quality, character, or value; commonness.
- The quality or state of being selfish or stingy.
- A spiteful or malicious act.
Variant of mean
- to have in mind; intend; purpose: he means to go
- to intend or design for a certain person or purpose: a gift meant for you
- to destine or seem to destine: he was meant to be a doctor
- to intend to express, signify, or indicate: to say what one means
- to be used to convey; denote: the German word “ja” means “yes”
- to be a sign, indication, or herald of; signify: this means war!
Origin: ME menen < OE mænan, to mean, tell, complain, akin to Ger meinen, to have in mind, have as opinion < IE base *meino-, opinion, intent > OIr mian, wish, desire
- to have a purpose or intention in mind: chiefly in , to have good intentions
- to have a (specified) degree of importance, effect, or influence: honors mean little to him
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