ME'ANLY, adverb [See Mean.] Moderately; not in a great degree.
In the reign of Domitian, poetry was meanly cultivated. [Not used.]
1. Without dignity or rank; in a low condition; as meanly born.
2. Poorly; as meanly dressed.
3. Without greatness or elevation of mind; without honor; with a low mind or narrow views. He meanly declines to fulfill his promise.
Would you meanly thus rely
On power, you know, I must obey?
4. Without respect; disrespectfully. We cannot bear to hear others speak meanly of our kindred.