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Definition of Meanness


  1. The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
  2. A mean act; as, to be guilty of meanness.

Meanness Quotations

If we weren't born with anti-social passions - narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious - why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior?
Dennis Prager

Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
George Sand

The threat posed by Bank of America isn't just financial - it's a full-blown assault on the American dream. Where's the incentive to play fair and do well, when what we see rewarded at the highest levels of society is failure, stupidity, incompetence and meanness? If this is what winning in our system looks like, who doesn't want to be a loser?
Matt Taibbi

Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It's the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else's pain is as meaningful as your own.
Barbara Kingsolver

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool.
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Meanness Translations

meanness in Latin is sordes
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