4. unimposing, shabby, scruffy, seedy, broken-down, run-down, worn-down; poor, squalid, mangy, wretched, sorry, abject, miserable; dismal, abysmal, dreary, Literary, drear.
5. small-minded, narrow-minded, selfish; meanspir-ited, petty, ungenerous, unaccommodating, unforgiving; ignoble, base, low, low-down, dishonorable, disreputable, discreditable, disgraceful, shabby, shameful, scandalous, opprobrious; corrupt, depraved, perverted, debased, miscreant; vile, sordid, bad, foul, rotten, nasty, ugly, black; scurvy, contemptible, despicable, execrable, abominable; cruel, brutal, brutish, inhuman, bestial, beastly; terrible, awful, Inf. godawful, horrible, horrendous, horrid; nefarious, heinous, infamous, atrocious, flagitious, villainous, criminal, hateful, odious; wicked, evil, iniquitous, sinful, Archaic, facinorous, peccant; black-hearted, malevolent, sinister, diabolic, diabolical, satanic, evil-minded; malicious, vicious, spiteful, invidious, maleficent; dishonest, unscrupulous, crooked, obliquitous, fraudulent, tricky, deceitful, insidious; rascally, scoundrelly, knavish, thievish, roguish; untrustworthy, disloyal, false, unfaithful, perfidious, traitorous, treacherous, reptilian.
6. stingy, niggardly, miserly, parsimonious, carking, skinflinty; penurious, tight, tight-fisted, closefisted; cheap, Rare, illiberal, penny-pinching, grudging, begrudging, stinting.
7. scanty, meager, skimpy, scrimpy, scant; meanly small, beggarly, paltry, poor, piddling, Inf. measly, mere; slight, slender, narrow, puny, very little; insufficient, inadequate, short, shy; insubstantial, nominal, minute, negligible.
8. offensive, disagreeable, unpleasant, rude, obnoxious; currish, snarling, nasty, curmudgeonly, churlish, irascible; cross, surly, ill-natured, bad-tempered, sour; crabbed, grouchy, grumpy, cantankerous, cranky, crotchety.
9. Slang, skillful, impressive, very good, great, excellent.
mean3, n. 1. Usu.
means agency, factor, medium, vehicle; method, mode, manner, way, course, route, road, alternative, option; process, measures, actions, procedures; instrument, device, contrivance, appliance, convenience, machine, apparatus; aid, auxiliary, expedient, resort, resource, reserve.
2. means a. resources, capital, finances, income, revenue, profit, gain, lucre, SI. velvet; wherewithal, funds, money, cash, ready cash, U.S. bankroll, cold or hard cash, Inf. pocket; paper money, bills, greenbacks, dollars, SI. wad; SI. dough, U.S. SI. bucks, SI. shekels, SI. bread,
b. substance, wealth, capital, riches, Disparaging, pelf; mammon, affluence, opulence, fortune, millions, billions; possessions, property, estate.
3. median, midpoint, middle or middle point, center or center point; medium, middle state, average, norm, normal; golden mean, happy medium, middle road or way, compromise, moderation, moderateness; mediocrity.
by all means a. at any cost, no matter what, without fail,
b. certainly, of course, surely, definitely, absolutely, positively.
5. by no means in no way, not at all, Inf. no way.
6. not by any means not in any way, absolutely not, positively not, most definitely not. -adj. 7. middling, average, mediocre, fair-to-middling, so-so, Inf. O.K., Inf. all right, acceptable, passable, tolerable; Inf. nothing great, no great shakes, Inf. no big deal, Inf. nothing to write home about, Inf. nothing to get excited or worked up about.