- a lacking in magnanimity
a meanspirited man unwilling to forgive
- s having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics
- And he paints a surprisingly dark, meanspirited First Lady, whose meddling became the "random factor in the Reagan presidency.
- Richard Nixon said Sock it to me'' on Laugh-In in 1968, and later appraised his cameo as a stroke that helped people see I wasn't just that Tricky Dick, meanspirited son-of-a .
- For a production that means to bring children back to the movies, dragging their parents with them, Annie has a dark, dour, meanspirited toneOliver Twist as retold by Fagin.