meanspirited

[ meen-spir-i-tid ]
/ ˈminˈspɪr ɪ tɪd /

adjective

petty; small-minded; ungenerous: a meanspirited man, unwilling to forgive.

Nearby words

  1. means grass,
  2. means of production,
  3. means test,
  4. means-test,
  5. means-tested,
  6. meanspiritedly,
  7. meant,
  8. meantime,
  9. meantone system,
  10. meanwhile

Origin of meanspirited

First recorded in 1685–95; mean2 + spirited

Related formsmean·spir·it·ed·ly, adverbmean·spir·it·ed·ness, noun

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