I would say,” answered Charmidas, “that he was a mean-spirited, effeminate fellow.
What would his father think of him if he knew what a mean-spirited coward he was?
Madge knew that Alfred Thornton was snobbish and mean-spirited.
Riley had muscle enough, but Nature had made him mean-spirited.
Although reckless, hasty, and inconsiderate, he was not mean-spirited.
So Grani missed the best that was in the people, but thought them mean-spirited.
He appears to me to be mean-spirited, narrow-minded and base.
"He was always a mean-spirited cuss altogether," he thought.
Do you realize what a contemptible trick it was–how mean-spirited and ungrateful?
And yet we think Johnson mean-spirited for standing at Chesterfield's door!