Definition of Beggarly

1. Adjective. Marked by poverty befitting a beggar. "A mean hut"

Exact synonyms: Mean
Similar to: Poor
Derivative terms: Beggar



2. Adjective. (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt.
Exact synonyms: Mean
Similar to: Stingy, Ungenerous
Derivative terms: Meanness

Definition of Beggarly

1. a. In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.

2. adv. In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.

Definition of Beggarly

1. Adjective. In the manner of a beggar. ¹

2. Adjective. Fit for a beggar. ¹

3. Adjective. By extension, inadequate or meagre. ¹

4. Adverb. In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beggarly

1. very poor [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beggarly

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

Literary usage of Beggarly

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1. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Fox, Thomas Ellwood (1832)
"It was and is Christ that hath made and doth ' make his people free from these beggarly elements; therefore the re- ' deemed are to " stand fast in that ..."

2. The Life of Thomas Jefferson by Henry Stephens Randall (1858)
"... in 1794—Farm Census—Exhausted Boils and beggarly Account of Empty Bins—Farm Operations of 1794—Pennsylvania Insurrection—The Government Measures, ..."

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