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meanspirited

[meen-spir-i-tid]
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adjective
  1. petty; small-minded; ungenerous: a meanspirited man, unwilling to forgive.
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Origin of meanspirited

First recorded in 1685–95; mean2 + spirited
Related formsmean·spir·it·ed·ly, adverbmean·spir·it·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

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Examples from the Web for meanspirited

Historical Examples

  • Father is no artist, he is a trader in music, and he is meanspirited as all tradespeople are.

    My Austrian Love

    Maxime Provost

  • They are but few and meanspirited that live in peace with all men.