mean-spiritedness


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mean-spiritedness

n
the quality of being mean-spirited
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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.
These are shows of goodwill that have been completely lacking from the peace process in the past, indicating that we have abandoned the mean-spiritedness of the past and entered a new era of positive thinking.
Rick Perry on Wednesday unleashed a torrent of insults about the billionaire, calling Trump a "barking carnival act" and a "toxic mix of demagoguery, mean-spiritedness and nonsense.
The signers of the ad criticized what they called "the absolute mean-spiritedness of [Cordileone's] required language for the Archdiocesan high school faculty handbook" that "sets a pastoral tone that is closer to persecution than evangelization.
Fortunately, the humour is strong enough to outweigh its underlying mean-spiritedness while his eye for capturing the small absurdities of New York life are on a par with Allen.
And they along with coffee and oil are at the root of many injustices, wars, pure greed and mean-spiritedness.
He said the signs are a clutter of childishness and mean-spiritedness, and their argument is moot now that construction of the $95.
I love its reminders of mean-spiritedness, poverty, regrets, joy and generosity, as told within the well-known scenes between Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
They smashed filing cabinets, desks and other furniture and, as if in a display of mean-spiritedness, even made off with telephones, heating equipment and stationery.
It has received criticism for rewarding mean-spiritedness, but organizers say the tongue-in-cheek contest has a serious purpose: to encourage reviewers to be fearless.
The control-freakery is another - as is the truculence and mean-spiritedness towards the opposition that has sometimes soured English football culture.