- An example of a mean spirited person is someone who loves to see others fail.
- An example of a mean spirited action is pulling someone's chair out right before they sit down so that they are humiliated when they fall on the floor.
The definition of mean spirited is someone or something that is unkind, motivated by cruelty or intended to be hurtful.
characterized by or displaying a propensity to be mean; selfish, malicious, etc.
Having or characterized by a malicious or petty spirit.
(comparative more meanspirited, superlative most meanspirited)
- Alternative spelling of mean-spirited.