mean-spirited

adjective
mean-spir·​it·​ed | \ ˈmēn-ˈspir-ə-təd How to pronounce mean-spirited (audio) , ˌmēn- \

Definition of mean-spirited

: exhibiting or characterized by meanness of spirit

Other Words from mean-spirited

mean-spiritedness \ ˈmēn-​ˈspir-​ə-​təd-​nəs How to pronounce mean-spirited (audio) , ˌmēn-​ \ noun

First Known Use of mean-spirited

1694, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mean-spirited was in 1694

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“Mean-spirited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean-spirited. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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