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beggarly

beg·gar·ly

beggarly

 
pronunciation:
be gr li
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely poor or unkempt; like a beggar.
With his beggarly appearance, no one would hire him.
similar words:
mendicant
definition 2: very inadequate; measly.
They couldn't make ends meet on the beggarly wages they earned.
similar words:
niggardly, pitiful
derivation: beggarliness (n.)