mean streak


: a tendency to be mean
He has a mean streak.

Examples of mean streak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dot’s on the run from Roy Tillman (Jon Hamm), a county sheriff with a mean streak. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 One, that Stewart’s very un-Hollywood lack of a mean streak is nonetheless hard-won, the result of a long, painful process of forgiving both himself and his father—in other words, of dealing with his own daddy issues. WIRED, 3 Oct. 2023 As a boy, Larry McMurtry rode Polecat, a Shetland pony with a mean streak and a habit of dragging him through mesquite thickets. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2023 The Wolverines have depth, experience and a mean streak to combat OSU, Penn State and the rest of the Big Ten before taking on and defeating the best of the SEC in January. USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 When the going gets tough, Bud can draw down on a mean streak a mile wide to push him across the finish line. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, 29 July 2023 The burly Lucic, 35, is slow afoot but still has a fearsome mean streak, one that has led to 1,299 career penalty minutes. Kevin Paul Dupont,, 29 June 2023 The winds this time seemed to have a mean streak, toppling a eucalyptus tree that fell on the tracks of the beloved miniature train in Balboa Park. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2023

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“Mean streak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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