Definition of Beggarliness

1. n. The quality or state of being beggarly; meanness.



Definition of Beggarliness

1. Noun. (rare) The state or characteristic of being or resembling a beggar; destitution. ¹

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Definition of Beggarliness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beggarliness

beggar-thy-neighbor
beggar-ticks
beggar belief
beggar lice
beggardom
beggardoms
beggared
beggarhood
beggarhoods
beggaries
beggaring
beggarism
beggarlier
beggarliest
beggarlike
beggarliness (current term)
beggarlinesses
beggarly
beggarman
beggarmen
beggars
beggars can't be choosers
beggarticks
beggarware
beggarweed
beggarweeds
beggarwise
beggarwoman
beggarwomen
beggary

Literary usage of Beggarliness

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1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1908)
"... and undue beggarliness being equally avoided. Still, the great charm of the piece is a certain nameless grace of choice, ..."

2. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1841)
"But the strength of this argument lies partly in the ignorance of Zeno, that great champion of necessity, and the beggarliness of his cause, which admitted ..."

3. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (1880)
"I have quoted the authority of Smollett for the beggarliness of the French peasantry, because the evidence he gives was taken in the year during which Smith ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1847)
"... and especially in the military and naval service of his country, should recollect the effect of this beggarliness on the mind of strangers. ..."

5. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Doth not this show your beggarliness, and that you are of the seed that is begging bread ? when the scriptures saith,' The righteous are not forsaken, ..."

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