mean-spirited

adjective mean-spir·it·ed \ ˈmēn-ˈspir-ə-təd , ˌmēn- \
: exhibiting or characterized by meanness of spirit

mean-spiritedness

play \-nəs\ noun

First Known Use of mean-spirited

1694

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mean-spirited

  • : feeling or showing a cruel desire to cause harm or pain


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