humbly vs meanly what difference

what is difference between humbly and meanly

English

Etymology

From Middle English humbely, humbliche, equivalent to humble +‎ -ly. Displaced native Old English ēaþmōdlīċe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʌmbli/

Adverb

humbly (comparative more humbly, superlative most humbly)

  1. In a humble manner.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English meneli, meneliche, equivalent to mean +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmiːnli/

Adverb

meanly (comparative meanlier or more meanly, superlative meanliest or most meanly)

  1. Humbly, of or from low social status; basely. [from 16th c.]
  2. Poorly or inadequately. [from 16th c.]
  3. In a mean manner; ill-willed, nastily. [from 17th c.]
    He meanly refused to ever make a charitable donation.

Anagrams

  • Manley, Melany, laymen, namely, yelman

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