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Mealy vs. Meanly

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  • Mealy (adjective)

    Resembling meal the foodstuff.

    "Below the hole the mice made in the woodwork was a pile of mealy sawdust."

  • Meanly (adverb)

    Humbly, of or from low social status; basely. from 16th c.

  • Meanly (adverb)

    Poorly or inadequately. from 16th c.

  • Meanly (adverb)

    In a mean manner; ill-willed, nastily. from 17th c.

    "He meanly refused to ever make a charitable donation."

Wiktionary
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  • Mealy (adjective)

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

  • Mealy (adjective)

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

  • Meanly (adverb)

    Moderately.

  • Meanly (adverb)

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

Webster Dictionary
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  • Mealy (adjective)

    composed of or covered with relatively large particles;

    "granular sugar"

    "gritty sand"

  • Meanly (adverb)

    in a nasty ill-tempered manner;

    "`Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily"

  • Meanly (adverb)

    in a despicable, ignoble manner;

    "this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society"

  • Meanly (adverb)

    poorly or in an inferior manner;

    "troops meanly equipped"

  • Meanly (adverb)

    in a miserly manner;

    "they lived meanly and without ostentation"

Princeton's WordNet
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