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  • adjective Somewhat mean.


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  • And a little, meanish head with scrubby hair — And rather bad ears.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells Herbert George 2006

  • With amanda I suppress my more meanish sarcastic tendencies.

    mesocyclone Diary Entry mesocyclone 2004

  • There'll be good men and meanish men when we're all dead and gone.

    Hunger in the Air 1986

  • _He Looked in My Window_ (CHATTO AND WINDUS), by ROBERT HALIFAX, gives the adventures of _Ruth Shadd_, decentest of dwellers in a meanish street, during her determined hunt for a husband.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 23, 1917 Various

  • It had a green door under a sort of wooden canopy with two flat windows on either side, and seemed to stand there defying the rows and rows of terraces, avenues and meanish semi-detached villas which were creeping up to it.

    The Privet Hedge J. E. Buckrose 1899

  • I must say Mr. Tarleton did the right thing by us; but he took a meanish kind of a revenge.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson 1872

  • The first novel by lawyer-turned-author Robert Rotenberg is a crime thriller with its wingtips planted firmly on Toronto's meanish streets. - Home Page 2009

  • I'm not one to attract a great deal of meanish comments.

    Here In Idaho Kristi 2008

  • Sometimes you say mean or meanish, provocative things when we’re together, so I just assume you’re annoyed at having to do family stuff, or see me, whatever it is.

    Freud’s Blind Spot Elisa Albert 2010


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