|1.||[ adjective ] having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality|
"liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble"- Edmund Burke "chok'd with ambition of the meaner sort"- Shakespeare "something essentially vulgar and meanspirited in politics"
|2.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||generous grudging uncharitable stingy|