mean-spiritedness


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mean-spiritedness

n
the quality of being mean-spirited
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The film overflows with mean-spiritedness and malevolence that would have the Grinch smacking his lips with glee.
He offers a barking carnival act that can be best described as 'Trumpism' - a toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense that will lead the Republican Party to perdition if pursued.
This mean-spiritedness in governance comes from far back in the British governance culture.
The administration's mean-spiritedness towards our art and entertainment is an expression of their mean-spirited attitude about people who want that art and entertainment, people who also want and deserve decent wages, a fair tax system, a safe environment, education for their children and healthcare for all," he added.
Rickles also mocked himself and shied away from describing his act as insult comedy, insisting his humor stemmed not from mean-spiritedness but from wild exaggerations played for laughs.
Although sometimes harsh, Lista is often amusing and never falls into mean-spiritedness or mere attempts to shock -- every opinion is justified with examples.
Unless they shared with the President a visceral dislike of Leni, which speaks volumes about their own lack of maturity and mean-spiritedness than any
Such a person may approach this book gleefully expecting to reinforce his or her expectations of a book filled with vile hatred and mean-spiritedness.
People loved to criticize "American Idol" for its mean-spiritedness and tendency to crush the dreams of talentless hopefuls, but the reality is that the series minted a number of bona fide pop stars.
His government's mean-spiritedness and his seeming contempt for anybody beyond his core, if not beyond his entourage, turned people off.
Trudeau's remarkable triumph, which saw the Liberal Party jump to 184 seats from 36 in the 338-member Canadian House of Commons, was a victory over mean-spiritedness and the politics of fear.
The scavenger hunt itself is part vandalism (egging a car, painting a statue), part juvenile humor (filling a condom with water and putting it on the principal's porch), and part downright mean-spiritedness (telling a big girl that she's "beautiful .