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 for beggarly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beggarly \Beg"gar*ly\, a.
     1. In the condition of, or like, a beggar; suitable for a
        beggar; extremely indigent; poverty-stricken; mean; poor;
        contemptible. "A bankrupt, beggarly fellow." --South. "A
        beggarly fellowship." --Swift. "Beggarly elements." --Gal.
        iv. 9.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Produced or occasioned by beggary. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Beggarly sins, that is, those sins which idleness
              and beggary usually betray men to; such as lying,
              flattery, stealing, and dissimulation. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beggarly \Beg"gar*ly\, adv.
     In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of
     a beggar.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  beggarly
      adj 1: marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly
             existence in the slums"; "a mean hut" [syn: beggarly,
             mean]
      2: (used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve
         contempt [syn: beggarly, mean]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  142 Moby Thesaurus words for "beggarly":
     abject, abominable, arrant, atrocious, backscratching, bare-handed,
     base, base-minded, beggared, beneath contempt, bereaved, bereft,
     bootlicking, cheap, cheesy, common, contemptible, cowering,
     crawling, cringing, crouching, crummy, debased, degraded, depraved,
     deprived, despicable, dirty, disadvantaged, disgusting,
     empty-handed, execrable, famished, fawning, flagrant, flattering,
     fleeced, footlicking, foul, fulsome, gaudy, ghettoized, gimcracky,
     grave, gross, groveling, half-starved, hangdog, heinous, ignoble,
     ill off, ill-equipped, ill-furnished, ill-provided, impoverished,
     in need, in rags, in want, indigent, ingratiating, little, low,
     low-down, low-minded, lumpen, mangy, mealymouthed, mean, measly,
     mendicant, meretricious, miserable, monstrous, necessitous, needy,
     nefarious, obeisant, obnoxious, obsequious, odious, on bended knee,
     on relief, on short commons, out at elbows, paltry, parasitic,
     pathetic, pauperized, petty, pitiable, pitiful, poky, poor,
     poverty-stricken, prostrate, rank, reptilian, rubbishy, sad,
     scabby, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, shabby, shoddy,
     shorthanded, small, sniveling, sorry, sponging, squalid, starved,
     starveling, starving, stripped, sycophantic, timeserving,
     toadeating, toadying, toadyish, trashy, truckling, trumpery,
     two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny,
     underfed, undermanned, undernourished, underprivileged, unfed,
     unmentionable, unprovided, unreplenished, unsupplied, valueless,
     vile, worthless, wretched
  
  

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