Definition of Meanspirited

1. Adjective. Lacking in magnanimity. "A meanspirited man unwilling to forgive"

Exact synonyms: Ungenerous
Also: Stingy, Ungenerous
Antonyms: Generous



2. Adjective. Having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality. "Something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
Exact synonyms: Base, Mean
Similar to: Ignoble
Derivative terms: Baseness, Meanness

Definition of Meanspirited

1. a. Of a mean spirit; base; groveling.

Definition of Meanspirited

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of mean-spirited) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meanspirited

meanish
meanless
meanly
meanness
meannesses
means
means-test
means-tested
means of exchange
means of production
means of transport
means of transportation
means proportional
means test
meanspirited (current term)
meanspiritedly
meanspiritedness
meant
meant to be
meantime
meantimes
meantone
meanwhile
meanwhiles
meanwhilst
meany
mear
meare
meares

Literary usage of Meanspirited

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1. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1907)
"... but who now pronounced that he was at best a meanspirited coward, and hinted their suspicions that he had been from the beginning a spy and a trepan. ..."

2. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1866)
"... but •who now pronounced that he was at best a meanspirited coward, and hinted their suspicions that he had been from the beginning a spy and a trepan.3 ..."

3. The History of England, from the Accession of James the Second by Thomas Babington Macaulay (1886)
"... but who now pronounced that he was at best a meanspirited coward, and hinted their suspicions that he had been from the beginning a spy and a trepan. ..."

4. The Ancient Empires of the East by Archibald Henry Sayce (1907)
"But the exaggerated flattery and meanspirited subservience of the Persian towards his monarch would be hard to match. His dress implied a cold climate. ..."

5. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"A justice of the peace, a cringing toady to the aristocracy, but harsh, brutal and meanspirited to his equals and inferiors, a lineal ancestor of Squire ..."

6. Modern Spain 1788-1898 by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume (1909)
"... as Fernando might be, he was too weak and meanspirited to be useful, even temporarily, as an ally, ..."

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