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Meaning of BEGGARLY

Pronunciation:  'begurlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt
  2. [adj]  marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"
 

BEGGARLY is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: mean, poor, stingy, ungenerous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Beg"gar*ly\, a.
    1. In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a
       beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor;
       contemptible. ``A bankrupt, beggarly fellow.'' --South.
       ``A beggarly fellowship.'' --Swift. ``Beggarly elements.''
       --Gal. iv. 9.
    
    2. Produced or occasioned by beggary. [Obs.]
    
             Beggarly sins, that is, those sins which idleness
             and beggary usually betray men to; such as lying,
             flattery, stealing, and dissimulation. --Jer.
                                                   Taylor.
    
    
  2. \Beg"gar*ly\, adv.
    In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of
    a beggar.
    
    
 
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