Definition of beggary in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈbeɡərē/


A state of extreme poverty.
Example sentences
  • The next theme was apt to the problems plaguing every developing country - poverty and beggary.
  • I didn't see any Western country with so many elements of social morbidity: poverty, beggary and starvation.
  • War widows were reduced to beggary and young children employed as metalworkers.

Words that rhyme with beggary


For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: beg·gar·y

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.