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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt; Marked by poverty befitting a person who asks for money.

Usage examples (39)
  • A beggarly existence in the slums
  • Adjective : How does he manage on such a beggarly salary?
  • "There was a sort of cocky unconcern about the creature that gave his miserable state a kind of beggarly distinction.
  • The miserable, the beggarly petition, for a dependent for more
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