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Mealy vs. Meanly

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Mealyadjective

Resembling meal the foodstuff.

‘Below the hole the mice made in the woodwork was a pile of mealy sawdust.’;

Meanlyadverb

Humbly, of or from low social status; basely.

Mealyadjective

Having the qualities of meal; resembling meal; soft, dry, and friable; easily reduced to a condition resembling meal; as, a mealy potato.

Meanlyadverb

Poorly or inadequately.

Mealyadjective

Overspread with something that resembles meal; as, the mealy wings of an insect.

Meanlyadverb

In a mean manner; ill-willed, nastily.

‘He meanly refused to ever make a charitable donation.’;

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Mealyadjective

composed of or covered with relatively large particles;

‘granular sugar’; ‘gritty sand’;

Meanlyadverb

Moderately.

‘A man meanly learned himself, but not meanly affectioned to set forward learning in others.’;

Meanlyadverb

In a mean manner; unworthily; basely; poorly; ungenerously.

‘While the heaven-born childAll meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.’; ‘Would you meanly thus relyOn power you know I must obey ?’; ‘We can not bear to have others think meanly of them [our kindred].’;

Meanlyadverb

in a nasty ill-tempered manner;

‘`Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily’;

Meanlyadverb

in a despicable, ignoble manner;

‘this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society’;

Meanlyadverb

poorly or in an inferior manner;

‘troops meanly equipped’;

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Meanlyadverb

in a miserly manner;

‘they lived meanly and without ostentation’;

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