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matter

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  • matter
  • be significant
  • have significance
  • have importance

Synonyms for mean

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.
The Wine & Spirit Association (WSA) will become leaner and meaner in a bid to better represent its members.
More power, meaner looks and a better drive are the main changes to Vauxhall's Australian-built Monaro muscle car, which will hare in here in the middle of March.
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.
The Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles, seeking, I suppose, to be leaner and meaner, has closed so many offices that, by some accounts, it can take up to four hours waiting in line to get a driver's license renewal or alteration.
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.
Chris was every bit as infamous as North, only meaner.
Farrell strikes a fatalistic tone: "For the working stiff and the single mother and seniors on fixed incomes with no health insurance, the rules just got a lot tougher and the world just became a much meaner place.
That's bound to make Mexican newspapers leaner and meaner but more savvy and professional.
Turns out he was calling the goat--his name was Meaner.
Some elements of the contract, such as welfare reform, a balanced-budget amendment and proposed changes to the crime bill, will only result in leaner resources and meaner streets, as many mayors know.