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Given the context which meaning best fits the use of the word meanest

a. dullest
b. stingiest
c. unkindest
d. most ashamed
e. least important

passage:
Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed
And worthy of acceptation. Fire is bright,
Let temple burn, or flax; an equal light
Leaps in the flame from cedar-plank or weed:
And love is fire. And when I say at need
I love thee . . . mark! . . . I love thee—in thy sight
I stand transfigured, glorified aright,
With conscience of the new rays that proceed
Out of my face toward thine. There’s nothing low
In love, when love the lowest: MEANEST creatures
Who love God, God accepts while loving so.
And what I feel, across the inferior features
Of what I am, doth flash itself, and show
How that great work of Love enhances Nature’s.

I believe it is C but I would like a second opinion

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3 answers

  1. I disagree.

    Consider the word in context, and if you aren't crystal clear of EVERY word in these lines, be sure to look them up at www.dictionary.com

    " ... There’s nothing low
    In love, when love the lowest: meanest creatures
    Who love God, God accepts while loving so."

    "meanest ... " is apparently intended to explain more about " ... lowest:"
    Again, make sure you know ALL the possible meanings of every single word.

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  2. Since lowest explains meanest, then would least important be the answer?

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  3. Right!

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