Definitions for destituteˈdɛs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken(adj)

    poor enough to need help from others

  2. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent(adj)

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

Wiktionary

  1. destitute(Adjective)

    Lacking something; devoid; especially lacking money; poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Destitute(adj)

    forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of

  2. Destitute(adj)

    not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor

  3. Destitute(verb)

    to leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon

  4. Destitute(verb)

    to make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of

  5. Destitute(verb)

    to disappoint

  6. Origin: [L. destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de + statuere to set. See Statute.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francis Bacon:

    The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

  2. Liza Schuster:

    Aside from the very wealthy, the only ones who are not thinking of leaving are the destitute, part of it is driven by an unrealistic idea of life in Europe, but a huge part is driven by how difficult it is in Afghanistan.

  3. Isabella Castragiovanni:

    Lack of access to even basic livelihood opportunities and diminished access to food and other assistance will make these families even more vulnerable and destitute and children will certainly become even more at risk, ...we shouldn't leave millions of children not only without hope, but without basic means to survive.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.'

  5. Jimmy Carter:

    We deal with individual people in the smallest and most obscure and suffering villages in the desert and in the jungles of Africa, and we've had programs in 80 different countries on the Earth for the poorest and most destitute people in the world, and that has been, I'd say, far more gratifying personally because we actually interact with families and with people.

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