Meanspirited

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Meanspirited Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    meanspirited adj
  1. lacking in magnanimity; "it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note"- Times Litt. Sup.; "a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive" [syn: ungenerous] [ant: generous]
  2. having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality; "that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke; "taking a mean advantage"; "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare; "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics" [syn: base, mean]
    "Mean-spirited" web1913 "Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)" Mean-spirited \Mean"-spir`it*ed\, a. Of a mean spirit; base; groveling. -- Mean"-spir`it*ed*ness, n.

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