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matter

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  • matter
  • be significant
  • have significance
  • have importance

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to have or convey a particular idea

to have in mind as a goal or purpose

having or proceeding from low moral standards

of little distinction

lacking high station or birth

affected or tending to be affected with minor health problems

hard to treat, manage, or cope with

something, as a type, number, quantity, or degree, that represents a midpoint between extremes on a scale of valuation

that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

all things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value

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an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n

mean or intend to express or convey

have as a logical consequence

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denote or connote

have in mind as a purpose

destine or designate for a certain purpose

approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

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characterized by malice

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having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality

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marked by poverty befitting a beggar

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(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity

(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt

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of no value or worth

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Whereas ovulating women became meaner to women, they became nicer to men.
It is difficult to think of a meaner theft and particularly sad that this is the second time
THE Stateside rockers finally escape the nu-metal millstone that has hung round their necks since their rivalry with Limp Bizkit, and emerge leaner and meaner with a mainstream rock album that gives Metallica and Audioslave a run for their money.
As the economy shifts and businesses become leaner and meaner, people are questioning the nature of traditional education.
Boro have set aside this season's league inconsistencies with a meaner outlook and more successful winning streak in the cup competitions.
Or her meaner twin, one who racks up stimulating, enigmatic details and significant-looking rhymes only to kick you upstairs without supper?
In the 1860s Wyoming Territory, her abusive dad sold Rachel to an individual who may be the only breathing critter whom is even meaner and viler than her father.
Rose said: "We needed to become a little leaner and a little meaner.
Or, is this leaner, meaner building evidence of the inevitable evolution that a previously tight-knit partnership has experienced through the influence of an increasingly broad group of design associates?
He must've edited his work to make it concise, leaner and meaner.
Now leaner and meaner, the steelmaker emerged from bankruptcy protection for the second time in a decade in market conditions that remain lousy, with global over capacity, weak demand and see-sawing prices.
Whatever the fate of IPv6, we fervently hope NTT overseas is leaner and meaner than it is at home.
Not wishing to be left out during the recent go-go years of "my standards are bigger, meaner and higher than your standards," ISTE published the National Educational Technology Standards, redundantly referred to as the NETS Standards.
To secure its future as a business TBI now needs to ensure that the services, whether catering, retail or hospitality, that it provides at its airports make up for the reduction in revenue from these leaner, and meaner, airlines.
police state are expanded, according to an unnamed character high up in the national security bureaucracy, because "you can't fight a junkyard dog with ASPCA rules, you take your leash off of a bigger, meaner dog.