Generally, I get to see that such sentences are used to express disgust or anger and likewise feelings. But what is the actual meaning? I am not sure about the actual spelling of the word also. Example: You are mean!
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It is used rather differently in Britain and America, though each would understand the other without trouble. In Britain it means that a person is unwilling to give or share things, especially money. 'A mean boss' is one who gives very small pay rises, for example.
Americans tend to use it as meaning unkind, spiteful, or unfair. 'She was mean to her sister, hiding her toys at every opportunity'.
There is also another sense in which Americans use it. If someone is very skillful at something people will say 'He is a mean cook', or 'She dances a mean tango'. It means they are so good at what they do they make other people envious and hence they appear 'mean' in the American sense.
The idea of 'mean' being spiteful is seldom used in Britain. It almost always refers to unwillingness to part with money.
- Meanings taken from Oxford Dictionary of English (not OED)