Search Result for "beggarly":
1. marked by poverty befitting a beggar;
- Example: "a beggarly existence in the slums"
- Example: "a mean hut"
[syn: beggarly, mean]
2. (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt;
[syn: beggarly, mean]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 2. Produced or occasioned by beggary. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Beggarly sins, that is, those sins which idleness and beggary usually betray men to; such as lying, flattery, stealing, and dissimulation. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Beggarly \Beg"gar*ly\, adv. In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
142 Moby Thesaurus words for "beggarly": abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, backscratching, bare-handed, base, base-minded, beggared, beneath contempt, bereaved, bereft, bootlicking, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, cowering, crawling, cringing, crouching, crummy, debased, degraded, depraved, deprived, despicable, dirty, disadvantaged, disgusting, empty-handed, execrable, famished, fawning, flagrant, flattering, fleeced, footlicking, foul, fulsome, gaudy, ghettoized, gimcracky, grave, gross, groveling, half-starved, hangdog, heinous, ignoble, ill off, ill-equipped, ill-furnished, ill-provided, impoverished, in need, in rags, in want, indigent, ingratiating, little, low, low-down, low-minded, lumpen, mangy, mealymouthed, mean, measly, mendicant, meretricious, miserable, monstrous, necessitous, needy, nefarious, obeisant, obnoxious, obsequious, odious, on bended knee, on relief, on short commons, out at elbows, paltry, parasitic, pathetic, pauperized, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poky, poor, poverty-stricken, prostrate, rank, reptilian, rubbishy, sad, scabby, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, shabby, shoddy, shorthanded, small, sniveling, sorry, sponging, squalid, starved, starveling, starving, stripped, sycophantic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, trashy, truckling, trumpery, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, underfed, undermanned, undernourished, underprivileged, unfed, unmentionable, unprovided, unreplenished, unsupplied, valueless, vile, worthless, wretched