mean-spirited

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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!

WORD ORIGIN

also meanspirited, 1690s, from mean (adj.1) + spirited. Ancient Greek had the same image in mikropsykhos.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MEAN-SPIRITED

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adjectiveweak, timid
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