- 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.
Having or characterized by a malicious or petty spirit.
(comparative more meanspirited, superlative most meanspirited)
- Alternative spelling of mean-spirited.
- On the minus side, some believe it really isn't an extremely funny movie, is mean-spirited, and relies too much on lowbrow humor.
- Voiced by Dana Snyder, this character more commonly known as "Shake," is a feeble-minded, mean-spirited, wrathful milkshake.
- You will never find Sagittarius being mean-spirited or spiteful, unless there are some serious negative chart aspects.
- A humorous gift should never be mean-spirited, and when in doubt about how someone may react, don't give a gag gift.
- This can be a fun game, but don't let it turn into a mean-spirited activity designed to embarrass certain guests.