1. adverb
    in a miserly manner; "they lived meanly and without ostentation"
  2. adverb
    poorly or in an inferior manner; "troops meanly equipped"
  3. adverb
    in a despicable, ignoble manner; "this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society"
  4. adverb
    in a nasty ill-tempered manner; "`Don``t expect me to help you,`` he added nastily"