What does the word beggarly mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Beggarliness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Meanly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Miserably poor; mean; wretched.

Usage examples for beggarly

  1. It was the fact of me; I am a beggarly person. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  2. He came to us in college with a beggarly allowance from an impoverished estate owned by his grandfather, a colonel of the Confederacy, who after the war had withdrawn with his widowed daughter to his worthless acres. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  3. Such a beggarly sum it is after all! – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence