mean-spirited

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mean-spirited (comparative more mean-spirited, superlative most mean-spirited)

  1. Having a base, nasty, petty, or malevolent disposition.
    • 1877, Edward Payson Roe, A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century, ch. 15,
      My old acquaintances would sneer at me as a mean-spirited cur, whose best exploit was to get in jail.

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