Simple Definition of beggarly
: very small or poor
Full Definition of beggarly
1 : contemptibly mean, scant, petty, or paltry
2 : befitting or resembling a beggar; especially : marked by extreme poverty
Examples of beggarly
She received a beggarly sum for her efforts.
<the dictator and his inner circle lived in unconscionable luxury while the beggarly masses eked out a pitiful existence>
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