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Definitions and Synonyms of meanspirited | Another word for meanspirited | What is meanspirited?

Definition 1: lacking in magnanimity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where meanspirited or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it seems ungenerous to end this review of a splendid work of scholarship on a critical note
  • a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive

Synonyms for meanspirited in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)

"she practices economy without being stingy" "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

Definition 2: having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where meanspirited or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble
  • taking a mean advantage
  • chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort
  • something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics

Synonyms for meanspirited in the sense of this definition

(meanspirited is similar to ...) completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose

"something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude" "I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"

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