Definition of beggary in English:


Syllabification: beg·gar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbegərē


  • A state of extreme poverty.
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    • 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.

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