beggarly

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beggarly (comparative beggarlier, superlative beggarliest)

  1. In the manner of a beggar; poverty-stricken; mean; poor; contemptible.
    beggarly fellow
  2. Fit for a beggar; occasioned by begging.
    beggarly rags
    • Jeremy Taylor
      Beggarly sins, that is, those sins which idleness and beggary usually betray men to; such as lying, flattery, stealing, and dissimulation.
  3. (by extension) inadequate or meagre.

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beggarly (comparative more beggarly, superlative most beggarly)

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