beggarly

adjective beg·gar·ly \ ˈbe-gər-lē \

Definition of beggarly

1 : contemptibly mean, scant, petty, or paltry
2 : befitting or resembling a beggar; especially : marked by extreme poverty

beggarliness

noun

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

First Known Use of beggarly

1526


BEGGARLY Defined for English Language Learners

beggarly

adjective

Definition of beggarly for English Language Learners

  • : very small or poor


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