Definition of meanly (adverb)
- in a nasty ill-tempered manner
- "`Don't expect me to help you,' he added nastily"
- synonyms: nastily
- in a despicable, ignoble manner
- poorly or in an inferior manner
- "troops meanly equipped"
- in a miserly manner
- "they lived meanly and without ostentation"
- synonyms: humbly
Source: Princeton University Wordnet