What is another word for mendicant?

242 synonyms found


[ mˈɛndɪkənt], [ mˈɛndɪkənt], [ m_ˈɛ_n_d_ɪ_k_ə_n_t]

Mendicant is a term that refers to people who rely solely on charity or begging for their survival. Alternatively, this term may be replaced with others such as pauper, beggar, almsman, or vagabond. Each term carries a different connotation, with pauper implying a state of poverty, beggar suggesting a profession, almsman indicating a receiver of charity, and vagabond implying a wandering lifestyle. Other synonyms may include tramp, panhandler, hobo, or homeless person. These terms often denote different aspects of the life of a mendicant, including their financial situation and their transient nature. Overall, there are many synonyms that can be used in place of "mendicant", each carrying a unique meaning and implication.

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How to use "Mendicant" in context?

A mendicant is someone who practices mendicancy, a religious order or occupation not of a clerical or monastic type.

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