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Icky vs. Mean — What's the Difference?

Icky vs. Mean — What's the Difference?

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Icky

Disagreeably sticky
Icky candy.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

There are several kinds of mean in mathematics, especially in statistics: For a data set, the arithmetic mean, also known as average or arithmetic average, is a central value of a finite set of numbers: specifically, the sum of the values divided by the number of values. The arithmetic mean of a set of numbers x1, x2, ..., xn is typically denoted by x ¯ {\displaystyle {\bar {x}}} .
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Icky

Offensive; distasteful
Icky sentimentality.
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Mean

Intend to convey or refer to (a particular thing); signify
I don't know what you mean
I meant you, not Jones
He was asked to clarify what his remarks meant
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Icky

(informal) Unpleasantly sticky; yucky; disgusting.
I stepped in something icky and it smells terrible.
Jul 20, 2022
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Mean

Intend (something) to occur or be the case
It was meant to be a secret
They mean no harm
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Icky

(informal) Excessively sentimental.
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Mean

Have as a consequence or result
The proposals are likely to mean another hundred closures
Heavy rain meant that the pitch was waterlogged
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Icky

(informal) Unwell or upset; in a bad state of mind or health.
I'm not going to work today. I just feel icky.
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Mean

Unwilling to give or share things, especially money; not generous
They're not mean with the garlic
She felt mean not giving a tip
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Icky

Very bad; repulsive; unpleasant; distasteful.
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Mean

Unkind, spiteful, or unfair
I was mean to them over the festive season
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Icky

Sticky; as, icky, sticky goo.
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Mean

(especially of a place) poor in quality and appearance; shabby
Her home was mean and small
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Icky

Overly sentimental; - of stories or dramas.
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Mean

Very skilful or effective; excellent
She dances a mean tango
He's a mean cook
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Icky

Very bad;
A lousy play
It's a stinking world
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Mean

(of a quantity) calculated as a mean; average
Participants in the study had a mean age of 35 years
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Icky

Soft and sticky
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Mean

Equally far from two extremes
Hope is the mean virtue between despair and presumption
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Mean

The value obtained by dividing the sum of several quantities by their number; an average
Acid output was calculated by taking the mean of all three samples
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Mean

A condition, quality, or course of action equally removed from two opposite extremes
The measure expresses a mean between saving and splashing out
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Mean

To be used to convey; denote
"'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things'" (Lewis Carroll).
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Mean

To act as a symbol of; signify or represent
In this poem, the budding flower means youth.
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Mean

To intend to convey or indicate
"No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous" (Henry Adams).
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Mean

To have as a purpose or an intention; intend
I meant to go running this morning, but I overslept.
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Mean

To design, intend, or destine for a certain purpose or end
A building that was meant for storage.
A student who was meant to be a scientist.
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Mean

To have as a consequence; bring about
Friction means heat.
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Mean

To have the importance or value of
The opinions of the critics meant nothing to him. She meant so much to me.
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Mean

To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed
They mean well but lack tact.
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Mean

Lacking in kindness; unkind
The teacher was not being mean in asking you to be quiet.
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Mean

Cruel, spiteful, or malicious
A mean boy who liked to make fun of others.
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Mean

Expressing spite or malice
Gave me a mean look.
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Mean

Tending toward or characterized by cruelty or violence
Mean streets.
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Mean

Extremely unpleasant or disagreeable
The meanest storm in years.
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Mean

Ignoble; base
A mean motive. ].
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Mean

Occupying a middle or intermediate position between two extremes.
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Mean

Intermediate in size, extent, quality, time, or degree; medium.
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Mean

Something having a position, quality, or condition midway between extremes; a medium.
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Mean

A number that typifies a set of numbers, such as a geometric mean or an arithmetic mean.
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The average value of a set of numbers.
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Mean

(Logic) The middle term in a syllogism.
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Mean

Means (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A method, a course of action, or an instrument by which an act can be accomplished or an end achieved.
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Mean

Money, property, or other wealth
You ought to live within your means.
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Mean

Great wealth
A woman of means.
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Mean

To intend.
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Mean

(transitive) To intend, to plan (to do); to have as one's intention.
I didn't mean to knock your tooth out.
I mean to go to Baddeck this summer.
I meant to take the car in for a smog check, but it slipped my mind.
The authors meant a challenge to the status quo.
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Mean

(intransitive) To have as intentions of a given kind.
Don't be angry; she meant well.
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To intend (something) for a given purpose or fate; to predestine.
Actually this desk was meant for the subeditor.
Man was not meant to question such things.
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Mean

(transitive) To intend an ensuing comment or statement as an explanation.[https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/i_mean%20I%20mean]
Your reasoning seems needlessly abstruse, complex, and verbose for me. I mean, could you dumb it down for my sake?
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

To convey (a meaning).
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Mean

(transitive) To convey (a given sense); to signify, or indicate (an object or idea).
The sky is red this morning—does that mean we're in for a storm?
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

(transitive) Of a word, symbol etc: to have reference to, to signify.
What does this hieroglyph mean?
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Mean

(transitive) Of a person (or animal etc): to intend to express, to imply, to hint at, to allude.
I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean.
He is a little different, if you know what I mean.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

(transitive) To have conviction in (something said or expressed); to be sincere in (what one says).
Does she really mean what she said to him last night?
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
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Mean

(transitive) To cause or produce (a given result); to bring about (a given result).
One faltering step means certain death.
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Mean

(usually with to) To be of some level of importance.
That little dog meant everything to me.
Formality and titles mean nothing in their circle.
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Mean

To lament.
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Mean

(obsolete) Common; general.
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Mean

Of a common or low origin, grade, or quality; common; humble.
A man of mean parentage
A mean abode
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Mean

Low in quality or degree; inferior; poor; shabby.
A mean appearance
A mean dress
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Mean

Without dignity of mind; destitute of honour; low-minded; spiritless; base.
A mean motive
It was mean of you to steal that little girl's piggy bank.
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Mean

Of little value or worth; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
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Mean

Ungenerous; stingy; tight-fisted.
He's so mean. I've never seen him spend so much as five pounds on presents for his children.
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Mean

Disobliging; pettily offensive or unaccommodating.
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Mean

Intending to cause harm, successfully or otherwise; bearing ill will towards another.
Watch out for her, she's mean. I said good morning to her, and she punched me in the nose.
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Mean

Powerful; fierce; strong.
It must have been a mean typhoon that levelled this town.
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Mean

(colloquial) Accomplished with great skill; deft; hard to compete with.
Your mother can roll a mean cigarette.
He hits a mean backhand.
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Mean

Difficult, tricky.
This problem is mean!
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Mean

Having the mean (see noun below) as its value; average.
The mean family has 2.4 children.
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Mean

(obsolete) Middling; intermediate; moderately good, tolerable.
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Mean

A method or course of action used to achieve some result.
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An intermediate step or intermediate steps.
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Something which is intermediate or in the middle; an intermediate value or range of values; a medium.
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The middle part of three-part polyphonic music; now specifically, the alto part in polyphonic music; an alto instrument.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

(statistics) The average of a set of values, calculated by summing them together and dividing by the number of terms; the arithmetic mean.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

(mathematics) Any function of multiple variables that satisfies certain properties and yields a number representative of its arguments; or, the number so yielded; a measure of central tendency.
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Mean

(mathematics) Either of the two numbers in the middle of a conventionally presented proportion, as 2 and 3 in 1:2=3:6.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

To have in the mind, as a purpose, intention, etc.; to intend; to purpose; to design; as, what do you mean to do?
What mean ye by this service ?
Ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good.
I am not a SpaniardTo say that it is yours and not to mean it.
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Mean

To signify; to indicate; to import; to denote.
What mean these seven ewe lambs ?
Go ye, and learn what that meaneth.
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Mean

To have a purpose or intention.
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Mean

Destitute of distinction or eminence; common; low; vulgar; humble.
The mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself.
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Wanting dignity of mind; low-minded; base; destitute of honor; spiritless; as, a mean motive.
Can you imagine I so mean could prove,To save my life by changing of my love ?
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Mean

Of little value or account; worthy of little or no regard; contemptible; despicable.
The Roman legions and great Cæsar foundOur fathers no mean foes.
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Mean

Of poor quality; as, mean fare.
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Penurious; stingy; close-fisted; illiberal; as, mean hospitality.
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Mean

Occupying a middle position; middle; being about midway between extremes.
Being of middle age and a mean stature.
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Mean

Intermediate in excellence of any kind.
According to the fittest style of lofty, mean, or lowly.
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Mean

Average; having an intermediate value between two extremes, or between the several successive values of a variable quantity during one cycle of variation; as, mean distance; mean motion; mean solar day.
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Mean

That which is mean, or intermediate, between two extremes of place, time, or number; the middle point or place; middle rate or degree; mediocrity; medium; absence of extremes or excess; moderation; measure.
But to speak in a mean, the virtue of prosperity is temperance; the virtue of adversity is fortitude.
There is a mean in all things.
The extremes we have mentioned, between which the wellinstracted Christian holds the mean, are correlatives.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

A quantity having an intermediate value between several others, from which it is derived, and of which it expresses the resultant value; usually, unless otherwise specified, it is the simple average, formed by adding the quantities together and dividing by their number, which is called an arithmetical mean. A geometrical mean is the nth root of the product of the n quantities being averaged.
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

That through which, or by the help of which, an end is attained; something tending to an object desired; intermediate agency or measure; necessary condition or coagent; instrument.
Their virtuous conversation was a mean to work the conversion of the heathen to Christ.
You may be able, by this mean, to review your own scientific acquirements.
Philosophical doubt is not an end, but a mean.
By this means he had them more at vantage.
What other means is left unto us.
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Mean

Resources; property, revenue, or the like, considered as the condition of easy livelihood, or an instrumentality at command for effecting any purpose; disposable force or substance.
Your means are very slender, and your waste is great.
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Mean

A part, whether alto or tenor, intermediate between the soprano and base; a middle part.
The mean is drowned with your unruly base.
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Mean

Meantime; meanwhile.
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A mediator; a go-between.
He wooeth her by means and by brokage.
If by any means I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.
The wine on this side of the lake is by no means so good as that on the other.
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Mean

An average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
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Mean

Mean or intend to express or convey;
You never understand what I mean!
What do his words intend?
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Mean

Have as a logical consequence;
The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers
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Mean

Denote or connote;
`maison' means `house' in French
An example sentence would show what this word means
Jul 20, 2022

Mean

Have in mind as a purpose;
I mean no harm
I only meant to help you
She didn't think to harm me
We thought to return early that night
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Mean

Have a specified degree of importance;
My ex-husband means nothing to me
Happiness means everything
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Intend to refer to;
I'm thinking of good food when I talk about France
Yes, I meant you when I complained about people who gossip!
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Destine or designate for a certain purpose;
These flowers were meant for you
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Approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value;
The average income in New England is below that of the nation
Of average height for his age
The mean annual rainfall
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Mean

Characterized by malice;
A hateful thing to do
In a mean mood
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Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality;
That liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble
Taking a mean advantage
Chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort
Something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
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Mean

Excellent;
Famous for a mean backhand
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Marked by poverty befitting a beggar;
A beggarly existence in the slums
A mean hut
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Used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity;
A mean person
He left a miserly tip
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Used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt
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