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Synonyms for beggar
ˈbɛg ərbeg·gar

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. beggarnoun


  2. beggarverb

    To make a beggar of someone; impoverish.

    spanger, mendicant, panhandler, schnorrer, truant, ruin

  3. beggarnoun

    To exhaust the resources of; to outdo.


  4. beggarnoun

    palliard, pauper, vagabond

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. beggar

    mendicant, petitioner, suitor, suppliant, applicant

    exactor, extortioner

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. beggar, mendicantverb

    a pauper who lives by begging

    friar, mendicant

  2. beggarverb

    be beyond the resources of

    "This beggars description!"

    pauperize, pauperise

  3. beggar, pauperize, pauperiseverb

    reduce to beggary

    pauperize, pauperise

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. beggarnoun

    mendicant, pauper, starveling, poor or indigent person

  2. beggarverb

    impoverish, ruin, render poor, reduce to poverty, bring to want

  3. beggarverb

    surpass, exceed, go beyond, be above, put at fault, show to be inadequate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. beggarnoun

    mendicant, starveling, fakir, vagrant, eleemosynary, prog, tramp, bezonian, mumper, schnorrer (Jewish)

  2. beggarverb

    impoverish, ruin, exhaust, surpass, go beyond

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "beggar":

    bum, hobo, tramp

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How to use beggar in a sentence?

  1. Aristippus:

    It is better to be a beggar than ignorant; for a beggar only wants money, but an ignorant person wants humanity.

  2. Marcus Aurelius:

    Then isn’t it better to do what’s up to you - like a free man - than to be passively controlled by what isn’t, like a slave or a beggar?

  3. Martin Luther King:

    True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice that produces beggars needs restructuring.

  4. Charles Lamb:

    The beggar wears all colors fearing none.

  5. Rudyard Kipling:

    He wrapped himself in quotations- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

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