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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mean-spir·it·ed /ˈminˈspɪrətəd, ˌmin-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 mean·spir·it·ed, mean-spir·it·ed a.
 1. Of a mean spirit; petty; small-minded; base; groveling; -- of people. -- Mean-spir*it*ed*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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] [ant: generous]
      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]