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

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beggarliness noun

Examples of beggarly in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of beggarly

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of beggarly was in 1526

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beggarly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of beggarly

: very small or poor

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