Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Miserably poor; mean; wretched.

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Usage examples "beggarly":

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allowance from an impoverished estate owned by his grandfather, a colonel of the Confederacy, who after the war had withdrawn with his widowed daughter to his worthless acres.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