mean–spirited

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adjective mean–spir·it·ed \ˈmēn-ˈspir-ə-təd, ˌmēn-\

Definition of mean–spirited

  1. :  exhibiting or characterized by meanness of spirit

mean–spiritedness

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1694

First Known Use of mean–spirited

1694


MEAN–SPIRITED Defined for English Language Learners

mean-spirited

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Definition of mean–spirited for English Language Learners

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


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