like or fit for a beggar; very poor, worthless, inadequate, etc.
- Of, relating to, or befitting a beggar; very poor: a beggarly existence in the slums.
- So mean, petty, or paltry as to deserve contempt.
(comparative beggarlier, superlative beggarliest)
(comparative more beggarly, superlative most beggarly)
- In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.