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Synonyms of meanspirited

Adjective


1. ungenerous (vs. generous), meanspirited, stingy#1, ungenerous

usage: 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"

2. base, mean, meanspirited, ignoble (vs. noble)

usage: 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"

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