beggarly

  • 1 Beggarly — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Beggarly — Beg gar*ly, adv. In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 beggarly — index destitute, ignoble, impecunious, petty, poor (inferior in quality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 beggarly — (adj.) 1520s, from BEGGAR (Cf. beggar) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 beggarly — cheap, scurvy, shabby, sorry, *contemptible, despicable, pitiable Analogous words: paltry, measly, *petty, trifling: *mean, abject, sordid …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 beggarly — ► ADJECTIVE 1) meagre and ungenerous. 2) poverty stricken …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 beggarly — [beg′ərlē] adj. like or fit for a beggar; very poor, worthless, inadequate, etc. beggarliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 beggarly — beggarliness, n. /beg euhr lee/, adj. 1. like or befitting a beggar. 2. meanly inadequate: How does he manage on such a beggarly salary? [1520 30; BEGGAR + LY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 beggarly — Paul asks the Galatians (Gal. 4:9) how they could contemplate returning to the beggarly (AV, NRSV), ‘bankrupt’ (REB, NJB) elemental spirits. He therefore contrasts the poverty of such a religious system with the riches of the gospel …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 10 beggarly — adjective literary a beggarly amount of money is far too small …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 beggarly — beg•gar•ly [[t]ˈbɛg ər li[/t]] adj. 1) like or befitting a beggar 2) meanly inadequate: a beggarly salary[/ex] • Etymology: 1520–30 beg′gar•li•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 beggarly — adjective Date: 1526 1. contemptibly mean, scant, petty, or paltry 2. befitting or resembling a beggar; especially marked by extreme poverty • beggarliness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 beggarly — adjective a) In the manner of a beggar. b) Fit for a beggar …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 beggarly — Synonyms and related words: abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, backscratching, bare handed, base, base minded, beggared, beneath contempt, bereaved, bereft, bootlicking, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, cowering, crawling, cringing,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 beggarly — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. destitute, poverty stricken, mean, meager; see inadequate 1 , poor 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having little or no money or wealth: destitute, down and out, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 beggarly — beg|gar|ly [ˈbegəli US ərli] adj literary poor …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 beggarly — beg·gar·ly || begÉ™lɪ adj. like a beggar; poor; mean …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 beggarly — adjective 1》 meagre and ungenerous. 2》 poverty stricken. Derivatives beggarliness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 beggarly — a. 1. Destitute, indigent, needy, poor. 2. Sorry, mean, abject, base, low, paltry, shabby, vile, scurvy, miserable, contemptible, despicable, pitiful, pitiable, servile, slavish, grovelling, mean spirited, niggardly, stingy, scant, wretched,… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 beggarly — adj 1. mean, base, trashy, shabby, shoddy, dirty, filthy; miserable, wretched, vile, foul, sordid, scurvy, nasty; disgusting, contemptible.despi cable, detestable. 2. inadequate, poor, sorry, sad, pitiful, pathetic; paltry, piddling, meager, mere …

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