beggarly

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adjective beg·gar·ly \ˈbe-gər-lē\

Definition of beggarly

  1. 1 :  contemptibly mean, scant, petty, or paltry

  2. 2 :  befitting or resembling a beggar; especially :  marked by extreme poverty

beggarliness

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Examples of beggarly in a sentence

  1. She received a beggarly sum for her efforts.

  2. <the dictator and his inner circle lived in unconscionable luxury while the beggarly masses eked out a pitiful existence>

1526

First Known Use of beggarly

1526


BEGGARLY Defined for English Language Learners

beggarly

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adjective beg·gar·ly \ˈbe-gər-lē\

Definition of beggarly for English Language Learners

  • : very small or poor


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