Etymology
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beggarly (adj.)

"in an indigent condition," 1520s, from beggar (n.) + -ly (1).

beggarly (adv.)

"in the manner of a beggar," c. 1400, from beggar (n.) + -ly (2).

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Definitions of beggarly

beggarly (adj.)
marked by poverty befitting a beggar;
a beggarly existence in the slums
Synonyms: mean
beggarly (adj.)
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt;
Synonyms: mean
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