what is difference between humbly and meanly
From Middle English humbely, humbliche, equivalent to humble + -ly. Displaced native Old English ēaþmōdlīċe.
- IPA(key): /ˈhʌmbli/
humbly (comparative more humbly, superlative most humbly)
- In a humble manner.
From Middle English meneli, meneliche, equivalent to mean + -ly.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmiːnli/
meanly (comparative meanlier or more meanly, superlative meanliest or most meanly)
- Humbly, of or from low social status; basely. [from 16th c.]
- Poorly or inadequately. [from 16th c.]
- In a mean manner; ill-willed, nastily. [from 17th c.]
- He meanly refused to ever make a charitable donation.
- Manley, Melany, laymen, namely, yelman