Pronunciation of Beggarly
/bˈɛɡəli/, /bˈɛɡəli/, /b_ˈɛ_ɡ_ə_l_i/
Synonyms for beggarly:
Other synonyms and related words:
humble, Pauperized, mingy, servile, needy, hateful, threadbare, indigent, dirt-poor, hard up, necessitous, needful, tight, broke, base, meanspirited, Beggared, impecunious, sorry, trivial, obsequious, famished, Strapped, mean, bastardly, skint.
mean, distressed, penniless, Beggared, poor, have-not, scruffy, pauper, squalid, busted, hand-to-mouth, meager, destitute, bereft, poverty-stricken, penurious, down-and-out, broke, necessitous, bankrupt, shabby, dilapidated, homeless, impoverished, embarrassed.
diminutive, miserly, piddling, itty-bitty, niggardly, delicate, picayune, dwarfish, puny, minimal, teensy, spare, little, minute, miniature, deficient, scanty, meager, negligible, modest, pocket, nugatory, slim, small, tiny, short, slight, scrawny, trifling, scant, compact, ungenerous, weeny, paltry, teeny, bantam, teeny-weeny, stingy, toy, smallish, minor, microscopic, petite, sparing, wee, baby.
Usage examples for beggarly:
- Now, the army is a beggarly profession unless a man has a private fortune; but, upon my word, I look on the church as the worst of the two. - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
- Owing to the fact that we are a large family, I never have a ten- rouble note to spare, and to go there, even if I did it in the most uncomfortable and beggarly way, would cost at least fifty roubles. - "Letters of Anton Chekhov", Anton Chekhov Translated by Constance Garnett.
- Indeed it was not impossible that their tent itself might be seized, for many a noble or his attendants might think that beggarly artisans had no right to comforts which he had been too improvident to afford, especially if the alderman himself were absent. - "The Armourer's Prentices", Charlotte Mary Yonge.