Definitions for destituteˈdɛs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word destitute

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Destitute

    des′ti-tūt, adj. left alone: forsaken: in want, needy—v.t. to forsake: to deprive.—n. Destitu′tion, the state of being destitute: deprivation of office: poverty. [L. destituĕre, -ūtumde, away, and statuĕre, to place.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of destitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of destitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francis Bacon:

    The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

  2. Howard Jackson:

    I was about to turn destitute before that woman came across me. Without her, I would have turned into a madman, god knows that's true.

  3. Ruben Garcia:

    The people that are going to be there are immigrants. They're refugees. Many of them are homeless. They're destitute and they're afraid.

  4. 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.

  5. Dan Sherman:

    Research shows that financial distress is [at least] equal to the fear of dying from the disease, some who are diagnosed with cancer do everything they possibly can, and go through a lot of [financial] resources. Others try to keep their families from becoming destitute.

Images & Illustrations of destitute


Translations for destitute

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for destitute »

Translation

Find a translation for the destitute definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these destitute definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"destitute." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 10 Dec. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/destitute>.

Are we missing a good definition for destitute? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for destitute:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.