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mean-spirited

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmean-spiritedˌmean-ˈspirited adjective  UNKINDnot generous or sympathetic
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mean-spiritedJordan is portrayed as mean-spirited and manipulative in the book.Mix this with personality quirks: Gossip, grudges, jealousies, mean-spirited behavior, lack of trust.No more scoring mean-spirited points to show up the other side.One stereotype that will never die is the dishonest and mean-spirited politician.And for very good if slightly mean-spirited reasons.
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