beggarly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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uk   /ˈbeɡ.ə.li/  us   /ˈ-ɚ-/ literary
small in ​amount and not at all ​generous: The ​councilvoted to give the new ​project a beggarly ​amount of ​money. like a ​beggar in ​appearance, way of ​life, etc.: a ​poor and beggarly ​people
(Definition of beggarly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “beggarly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 少量的,贫乏的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量的,貧乏的…
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