Defy or outdo any possible description, as in The stage set was so elaborate, it beggared description. This term, alluding to the idea that words are insufficient to do something justice, was already used by Shakespeare in Antony and Cleopatra (2:2), “For her own person It beggared all description.”
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Words nearby beggar description
Example sentences from the Web for beggar description
Better to be a beggar in freedom,” he cried out, “than to be forced into compromises against my conscience.
Perhaps lording over goblins is the right description after all.
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, Indian chief, and all that.
Baby cigarette “No worry of cancer with this cigarette costume,” the description for this gem reads.Sexy Ebola Nurse & More of the Year’s Worst Halloween Costumes|Kevin Fallon|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one description was abhorrent on a level far above politics: “Aspergery.”Yes, ‘Aspergery’ Is a Slur and It's Time to Stop Using It|Emily Shire|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.
The king was struck with horror at the description I had given him of those terrible engines, and the proposal I had made.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
Also there is a description of Bampton, which once thrilled the readers of the Tiverton Gazette.
He's a lucky beggar, Reginald, a very lucky beggar, and Warrender's daughter is more than he deserves.
This habit of scribble may persist after a child attempts a linear description of the parts of an object.Children's Ways|James Sully