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, basely]
3 poorly or in an inferior manner; "troops meanly equipped"
4 in a miserly manner; "they lived meanly and without ostentation" [syn: humbly]
abjectly, abominably, arrantly, atrociously, balefully, basely, closefistedly, commonly, contemptibly, despicably, execrably, flagrantly, foully, grossly, harmfully, hatefully, heinously, illiberally, in spite, inferiorly, iniquitously, invidiously, maleficently, malevolently, maliciously, malignantly, miserably, monstrously, nastily, nefariously, niggardly, noxiously, obnoxiously, odiously, ornerily, pettily, poorly, scurvily, shabbily, shoddily, sordidly, spitefully, stingily, tightfistedly, ungenerously, vilely, wickedly, with bad intent, with malice aforethought, with malice prepense, wretchedly