brilliant in all respects as the mean-spirited, short suffering, boozing Miss Hannigan.
His table of springs of actions shows the same mean-spirited omissions that we notice in his predecessors; he measures the quantity of pleasures by the coarsest and most mechanical tests; and he sets up general pleasure as the criterion of moral goodness.
mean-spirited attack: in fact his book is extraordinarily restrained.
mean-spirited methods as the other girls.
mean-spirited approach toward pensioners and lone parents in particular.