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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 beg·gar·ly /ˈbɛgɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 2. Produced or occasioned by beggary. [Obs.]
    Beggarly sins, that is, those sins which idleness and beggary usually betray men to; such as lying, flattery, stealing, and dissimulation.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Beg·gar·ly, adv. In an indigent, mean, or despicable manner; in the manner of a beggar.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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