mean-spiritedness
noun see mean-spirited

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mean-spiritedness — mean spirˈitedness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑mean …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • mean-spiritedness — See mean spiritedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • mean-spirited — [mēn′spir′it id] adj. characterized by or displaying a propensity to be mean; selfish, malicious, etc. mean spiritedness n. * * * mean spir·it·ed or mean·spir·it·ed (mēnʹspĭrʹĭ tĭd) adj. Having or characterized by a malicious or petty spirit.  … …   Universalium

  • mean-spirited — [mēn′spir′it id] adj. characterized by or displaying a propensity to be mean; selfish, malicious, etc. mean spiritedness n …   English World dictionary

  • mean-spirited — adjective Date: 1694 exhibiting or characterized by meanness of spirit • mean spiritedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Spiritedness — Spirited Spir it*ed, a. 1. Animated or possessed by a spirit. [Obs.] So talked the spirited, sly snake. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poor-spiritedness — Poor spirited Poor spir it*ed, a. Of a mean spirit; cowardly; base. {Poor spir it*ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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