Definition of Meannesses

1. Noun. (plural of meanness) ¹



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Definition of Meannesses

1. meanness [n] - See also: meanness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meannesses

meaning
meaning(a)
meaning of life
meaningful
meaningfully
meaningfulness
meaningless
meaninglessly
meaninglessness
meaningly
meanings
meanish
meanless
meanly
meanness
meannesses
means
means-test
means-tested
means grass
means of exchange
means of production
means of transport
means of transportation
means proportional
means test
meanspirited
meanspiritedly
meanspiritedness
meant

Literary usage of Meannesses

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1. Girls and Education by Le Baron Russell Briggs (1911)
"Shake off the petty meannesses that beset a sensitive heart: work greatly, love greatly. And if you suffer as you must, and if you doubt as you may, ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"... deportment with his inferiors ; he dis- gracci himself by his meannesses and irregularities, and debases his character by his vices. ..."

3. The Politics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1885)
"Men may talk about the meannesses and miseries which are caused by a highly artificial state of society. They may seek to throw off the restraints of law. ..."

4. 595 Pulpit Pungencies: With a Table of Contents by Henry Ward Beecher (1866)
"... pure, honest and right-meaning : he meannesses dwells there a year or two, and conies back home a drinking, corrupted, bribed man, lost to all industry, ..."

5. The Raja of Saráwak: An Account of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B., LL.D., Given by Gertrude Le Grand Jacob (1876)
"Perhaps they will tell us that there is pleasure to be found in escape from the petty meannesses and falsities that encrust our civilization, and more than ..."

6. A History of the Earth, and Animated Natureby Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving by Oliver Goldsmith, Washington Irving (1854)
"I niu guilty, I own, of meannesses which poverty unavoidably brings with it: my reflections are filled with repentance lor my imprudence, but not with any ..."

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