basely
adverb see base III

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Basely — Base ly, adv. 1. In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully. [1913 Webster] 2. Illegitimately; in bastardy. [Archaic] Knolles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basely — See base2. * * * …   Universalium

  • basely — adverb In a base manner …   Wiktionary

  • basely — adv. meanly, contemptibly, immorally, despicably …   English contemporary dictionary

  • basely — base·ly …   English syllables

  • basely — adverb in a despicable, ignoble manner this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society • Syn: ↑meanly, ↑scurvily • Derived from adjective: ↑base, ↑scurvy (for: ↑scurvily) …   Useful english dictionary

  • meanly — adverb 1. in a nasty ill tempered manner Don t expect me to help you, he added nastily • Syn: ↑nastily • Derived from adjective: ↑mean, ↑nasty (for: ↑nastily) 2. in a despica …   Useful english dictionary

  • scurvily — adverb in a despicable, ignoble manner this new leader meanly threatens the deepest values of our society • Syn: ↑meanly, ↑basely • Derived from adjective: ↑base (for: ↑basely), ↑scurvy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Compromise — Com pro*mise, n. [F. compromis, fr. L. compromissum a mutual promise to abide by the decision of an arbiter, fr. compromittere to make such a promise; com + promittere to promise. See {Promise}.] 1. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cowardly — Cow ard*ly, a. 1. Wanting courage; basely or weakly timid or fearful; pusillanimous; spiritless. [1913 Webster] The cowardly rascals that ran from the battle. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Proceeding from fear of danger or other consequences; befitting …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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