meanspirited
meanspirited mean"spir`it*ed, mean-spirited mean"-spir`it*ed, a. 1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small-minded; base; groveling; -- of people. -- {Mean"-spir`it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

2. Done for malevolent reasons; -- of deeds and actions.

Syn: base, contemptible, currish, mean, meanspirited, scurvy. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • meanspirited — adjective 1. lacking in magnanimity it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note Times Litt. Sup. a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive • Syn: ↑ungenerous • Ant: ↑generous (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • meanspirited — meanspiritedly, adv. meanspiritedness, n. /meen spir i tid/, adj. petty; small minded; ungenerous: a meanspirited man, unwilling to forgive. [1685 95; MEAN2 + SPIRITED] * * * …   Universalium

  • meanspirited — adj. petty, not generous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meanspirited — adj small minded, narrow minded, petty, ungenerous, unforgiving. See mean(def.5) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • meanspirited — mean•spir•it•ed [[t]ˈminˈspɪr ɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. petty; small minded; ungenerous • Etymology: 1685–95 mean′spir′it•ed•ly, adv. mean′spir′it•ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • mean-spirited — meanspirited mean spir it*ed, mean spirited mean spir it*ed, a. 1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small minded; base; groveling; of people. {Mean spir it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] 2. Done for malevolent reasons; of deeds and actions. Syn: base,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mean-spiritedness — meanspirited mean spir it*ed, mean spirited mean spir it*ed, a. 1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small minded; base; groveling; of people. {Mean spir it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] 2. Done for malevolent reasons; of deeds and actions. Syn: base,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • μικροψυχότερον — μῑκροψῡχότερον , μικρόψυχος meanspirited adverbial comp μῑκροψῡχότερον , μικρόψυχος meanspirited masc acc comp sg μῑκροψῡχότερον , μικρόψυχος meanspirited neut nom/voc/acc comp sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • μικροψυχοτέρων — μῑκροψῡχοτέρων , μικρόψυχος meanspirited fem gen comp pl μῑκροψῡχοτέρων , μικρόψυχος meanspirited masc/neut gen comp pl …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • μικροψύχως — μῑκροψύ̱χως , μικρόψυχος meanspirited adverbial μῑκροψύ̱χως , μικρόψυχος meanspirited masc/fem acc pl (doric) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

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