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meanness

[meen-nis] /ˈmin nɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being mean.
2.
a mean act:
to answer meannesses with forgiveness.
Origin of meanness
1550-1560
1550-60; mean2 + -ness
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n.

1550s, "weakness," from mean (adj.) + -ness. Sense of "baseness, poverty" is from 1650s; that of "stinginess" from 1755.

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