A solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person).
synonyms: begging, mendicancy.
Dutch: bedelarij, gebedel
The state of being a beggar or mendicant.
synonyms: mendicancy, mendicity.
wolf at the door.
hand to mouth existence,
res angusta domi [Lat.],
loss of fortune;
beggarly account of empty boxes.
pauvre diable [Fr.];
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Moby thesaurus: absence, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, begging, bumming, cadging, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deprivation, destitution, drought, empty purse, famine, grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, homelessness, impecuniousness, imperfection, impoverishment, incompleteness, indigence, lack, mendicancy, mendicity, moneylessness, mooching, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, omission, panhandling, pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch, privation, scrounging, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, starvation, want, wantage ... show more.
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