Synonyms and Antonyms of mendicant

  1. a person who lives by public begging <those wretched mendicants on the streets of Calcutta> Synonyms beggar, panhandlerRelated Words bohemian, bum, clochard, drifter, hobo, tramp, vagabond, vagrant; guttersnipe, urchin, waif; miserable, pauper; bludger [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadger, hanger-on, leech, moocher, parasite, schnorrer, sponge, sponger; dependent; deadbeat, derelict, idler, ne'er-do-well

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