1. The condition, or quality, of being mean; want of excellence; poorness; lowness; baseness; sordidness; stinginess.
This figure is of a later date, by the meanness of the workmanship. --Addison.
2. A mean act; as, to be guilty of meanness.
n 1: the quality of being deliberately mean [syn: beastliness]
2: extreme stinginess [syn: minginess, niggardliness, niggardness,
parsimony, parsimoniousness, tightness, tightfistedness,