What does beggarly mean?

beggarly meaning in General Dictionary

In an indigent mean or despicable manner in the manner of a beggar

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  • in condition of or like a beggar appropriate a beggar exceedingly indigent poverty-stricken imply poor contemptible
  • marked by poverty befitting a beggar
  • (used of sums of income) so tiny in quantity concerning need contempt
  • inside condition of, or like, a beggar; appropriate a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; bad; contemptible.
  • created or occasioned by beggary.
  • In an indigent, suggest, or despicable fashion; in the manner of a beggar.

beggarly meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from beggar (n.) + -ly (1).


beggarly meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Inside condition of, or like, a beggar; ideal for a beggar; acutely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.

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  • (a.) Produced or occasioned by beggary.
  • (adv.) In an indigent, mean, or despicable way; in how of a beggar.

Sentence Examples with the word beggarly

Sometimes Ulysses is represented as aged and worn by toil, so that Penelope, for instance, cannot recognize him; sometimes he is really in the prime of heroic vigour, and his appearing as a beggarly old man is the work of Athena's wand.

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