- like or befitting a beggar.
- meanly inadequate: How does he manage on such a beggarly salary?
Origin of beggarly
Related Words for beggarlyabject, broke, destitute, down-and-out, inadequate, low, meager, mean, poverty-stricken
Examples from the Web for beggarly
Historical Examples of beggarly
The dog too went: the most noble-looking item in the beggarly assets.Chance
I'd be sorry to like it; a dirty, beggarly, sickly place as I ever saw!The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming
But, Sir, these be nought save a parcel of beggarly craftsmen.Clare Avery
Emily Sarah Holt
And all because she will not find a beggarly sum which she could get by turning her diamonds into paste.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
I say, down with the aristocracy, the beggarly British aristocracy.Lavengro
- meanly inadequate; very poorbeggarly living conditions