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Noun 1. beggar - a pauper who lives by beggingbeggar - a pauper who lives by begging
beggarman - a man who is a beggar
beggarwoman - a woman who is a beggar
cadger, mooch, moocher, scrounger - someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
panhandler - a beggar who approaches strangers asking for money
pauper - a person who is very poor
sannyasi, sannyasin, sanyasi - a Hindu religious mendicant
Verb 1. beggar - be beyond the resources of; "This beggars description!"
resist, defy, refuse - elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
2. beggar - reduce to beggarybeggar - reduce to beggary
impoverish - make poor
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1. tramp, bankrupt, bum (informal), derelict, drifter, down-and-out, pauper, vagrant, hobo (chiefly U.S.), vagabond, bag lady (chiefly U.S.), dosser (Brit. slang), starveling Now I am a beggar, having lost everything except life.
1. defy, challenge, defeat, frustrate, foil, baffle, thwart, withstand, surpass, elude, repel The statistics beggar belief.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. One who begs habitually or for a living:
almsman, almswoman, cadger, mendicant.
Slang: bummer, moocher.
2. An impoverished person:
down-and-out, down-and-outer, have-not, indigent, pauper.
3. One who humbly entreats:
prayer, suitor, suppliant, supplicant.
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