mean-spiritedness

mean-spiritedness

n
the quality of being mean-spirited
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Human life in the Northeast can be like human life elsewhere in India; with generosity and mean-spiritedness, compassion and prejudice, jostling with one another for influence.
We have never had a Nelson Mandela-type politician to lead us and that is why the two sides often try to outdo each other in pettiness, negativity, bad faith, paranoid suspicion and mean-spiritedness. Nobody however seems to understand that if there is ever to be a lasting peace and security there has to be a radical change of mindsets and attitudes.
To be sure, the toxic mix of nativism, demagoguery and populist mean-spiritedness we're talking about here is today widespread throughout the Euro-American world.
It's possible these turbulent days to give in to the notion that anger, negativity and mean-spiritedness epitomize the world.
We discourage them with our complaints, critical spirits, and mean-spiritedness.
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.
"This is what they now call an 'alternative fact'." "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.
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. What they'll find instead is a book filled with wit, honesty, insight, and compassion.