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ˈbɛg ər libeg·gar·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beggarly, meanadjective

    marked by poverty befitting a beggar

    "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut"

  2. beggarly, meanadjective

    (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt


  1. beggarlyadverb

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

  2. beggarlyadjective

    In the manner of a beggar.

  3. beggarlyadjective

    Fit for a beggar.

  4. beggarlyadjective

    By extension, inadequate or meagre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beggarlyadjective

    in the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible

  2. Beggarlyadjective

    produced or occasioned by beggary

  3. Beggarlyadverb

    in an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beggarly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beggarly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of beggarly in a Sentence

  1. Earl of Kent, _The_Tragedy_of_King_Lear_:

    A knave; a rascal; an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-livered, action-taking knave, a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pandar, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

  2. William Gurnall:

    What is Jordan that I should wash in it What is the preaching that I should attend on it, while I hear nothing but what I knew before What are these beggarly elements of water, bread, and wine Are not these the reasonings of a soul that forgets who appoints the means of grace

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