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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mean·ly /ˈminli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mean·ly, adv.  Moderately. [Obs.]
    A man meanly learned himself, but not meanly affectioned to set forward learning in others.   --Ascham.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mean·ly, adv.  In a mean manner; unworthily; basely; poorly; ungenerously.
 While the heaven-born child
 All meanly wrapt in the rude manger lies.   --Milton.
 Would you meanly thus rely
 On power you know I must obey ?   --Prior.
    We can not bear to have others think meanly of them [our kindred].   --I. Watts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a nasty ill-tempered manner; "`Don't expect me to help
             you,' he added nastily" [syn: nastily]
      2: in a despicable, ignoble manner; "this new leader meanly
         threatens the deepest values of our society" [syn: scurvily,
      3: poorly or in an inferior manner; "troops meanly equipped"
      4: in a miserly manner; "they lived meanly and without
         ostentation" [syn: humbly]