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prone to and/or reliant on begging
  • How to Memorize
    • mendicant - beggar
  • Analysis

    Somebody or something described as being ‘mendicant’ requests and relies on the support of others to live or exist. The term was adapted from members of a religious order who took a vow of poverty and therefore required charity in order to survive.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsscroungingsponging, parasitic,
    Antonymsautonomousindependent, sustainable,
  • Example(s)
    1. It’s a mendicant country that constantly seeks bailouts to prop up its failing, corrupted system.

    2. I don’t think that Andrew will ever be self-sufficient. He has a mendicant mentality.

    3. The industry is no longer sustainable. Advances in technology have left it isolated and mendicant.