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What is another word for beggar?

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A person, typically homeless, who lives by asking for money or food
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“So he never responds when a blind or crippled beggar or a mother cradling her baby holds out a hand for money.”
One who habitually relies on or exploits others while giving nothing in return
“To some people, you'll always just be a lazy, freeloading beggar who won't get a job.”
A person of a specified type, especially one to be envied or pitied
“There were many a poor beggar who saw the show and realized they could become something if they tried!”
A person making a humble or earnest plea to someone in power or authority
A mischievous or badly-behaved person (or child)
To reduce to poverty or destitution
“Or would he choose to beggar the kingdom, leaving it weak and defenseless against his forces, just for the entertainment?”
(beggar belief) To defy or be beyond that which can be believed
“That relief for the rich was proposed, though admittedly not provided, should certainly not beggar belief, being perfectly in tune with the times.”
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