1. meanness

noun. ['ˈmiːnnəs'] the quality of being deliberately mean.


  • malevolence
  • malevolency
  • beastliness


  • unfriendliness
  • largeness
  • bigness
  • strength

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Words that Rhyme with Meanness

  • greenness

Example sentences of the word meanness

1. Noun, singular or mass
Learn to stop using meanness as a defense mechanism to protect yourself.

2. Adverb
Make it gently clear that you know meanness comes from a place of fear.

Quotes containing the word meanness

1. 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

2. This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
- Rumi

3. It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

2. meanness

noun. ['ˈmiːnnəs'] extreme stinginess.


  • closeness
  • smallness
  • miserliness
  • minginess
  • littleness
  • tightfistedness
  • tightness
  • parsimony
  • niggardness
  • niggardliness
  • parsimoniousness
  • stinginess


  • importance
  • broad-mindedness
  • farness
  • openness