1 the quality of being deliberately mean [syn: beastliness]
2 extreme stinginess [syn: minginess, niggardliness, niggardness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness, closeness]
- The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence;
poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
- This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship. Addison
- A mean act; as, to be guilty of meanness.
- Spanish: mezquindad
Lenten fare, abjectness, abominableness, atrociousness, austerity, authoritarianism, baseness, bearishness, beggarliness, bigotry, bitchiness, blind side, blind spot, blinders, cantankerousness, cheapness, churlishness, closed mind, coarseness, commonness, commonplaceness, contemptibility, contemptibleness, crabbedness, cramped ideas, crankiness, crossness, crumminess, crustiness, cussedness, daintiness, debasement, deficiency, degradation, delicacy, depravity, despicableness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, diminutiveness, disagreeability, enormity, evil intent, excitability, execrableness, exiguity, exiguousness, failure, fanaticism, fewness, foulness, fourth-rateness, fractiousness, fulsomeness, gaudiness, grossness, harmfulness, hatefulness, heinousness, helotism, helotry, hideboundness, homeliness, huffiness, huffishness, humbleness, humility, ignobility, illiberality, imperfection, inadequacy, incompetence, inconsequentiality, inconsiderableness, inferiority, inferiorness, ingloriousness, iniquitousness, innocuousness, insignificance, insufficiency, insularism, insularity, invidiousness, irascibility, irritability, jejuneness, jejunity, leanness, little-mindedness, littleness, lowlihood, lowliness, lowness, maladroitness, maleficence, malice, malice aforethought, malice prepense, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, malignity, meagerness, mean mind, mediocrity, meekness, menialness, meretriciousness, meritlessness, minginess, minuteness, miserableness, miserliness, moderateness, modesty, monstrousness, narrow sympathies, narrow views, narrow-mindedness, narrowness, nastiness, nearsightedness, nefariousness, niggardliness, noxiousness, obnoxiousness, odiousness, odium theologicum, ordinariness, orneriness, paltriness, parochialism, parsimony, penuriousness, peonage, perversity, pettiness, petty mind, picayunishness, pitiableness, pitifulness, plainness, plebeianism, pokiness, poorness, provincialism, puniness, purblindness, rankness, sadness, scabbiness, scantiness, scantness, scrawniness, scrimpiness, scrubbiness, scruffiness, scumminess, scurviness, second-rateness, serfdom, servility, shabbiness, shoddiness, shortsightedness, shut mind, simpleness, skimpiness, slavery, slavishness, slenderness, slightness, slim pickings, slimness, smallness, snappishness, sordidness, sorriness, spareness, squalor, stinginess, straitlacedness, stuffiness, submissiveness, subnormality, subservience, subserviency, teachableness, testiness, thinness, third-rateness, tininess, triviality, ugliness, uncatholicity, ungenerousness, unimportance, unmagnanimousness, unpretentiousness, unskillfulness, unworthiness, vileness, vulgarity, waspishness, wickedness, worthlessness, wretchedness