beggarly

[beg-er-lee]
adjective
1.
like or befitting a beggar.
2.
meanly inadequate: How does he manage on such a beggarly salary?

Origin:
1520–30; beggar + -ly

beggarliness, noun
unbeggarly, adjective
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beggarly (ˈbɛɡəlɪ)
 
adj
meanly inadequate; very poor: beggarly living conditions
 
'beggarliness
 
n

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They are not beggarly and receive what is given them with much joy.
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