Beggarly



like or befitting a beggar.
meanly inadequate:
How does he manage on such a beggarly salary?
Historical Examples

Dreamers of the Ghetto I. Zangwill
The Book of Humorous Verse Various
With the Dyaks of Borneo F. S. Brereton
Chance Joseph Conrad
The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume II (of 2) Florence A. Thomas Marshall
The Midnight Queen May Agnes Fleming
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Howard Pyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
In Darkest Africa, Vol. 1; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria Henry Morton Stanley
Lavengro George Borrow

adjective
meanly inadequate; very poor: beggarly living conditions
adj.

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