beggarliness


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beg·gar·ly

 (bĕg′ər-lē)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or befitting a beggar; very poor: a beggarly existence in the slums.
2. So mean, petty, or paltry as to deserve contempt.

beg′gar·li·ness n.
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