[syn: base, mean, meanspirited]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
meanspirited \mean"spir`it*ed\, mean-spirited
1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small-minded; base; groveling; --
of people. -- Mean"-spir`it*ed*ness, n.
2. Done for malevolent reasons; -- of deeds and actions.
Syn: base, contemptible, currish, mean, meanspirited, scurvy.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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, meanspirited] [ant:
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, meanspirited]