Definitions for indigentˈɪn dɪ dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•di•gentˈɪn dɪ dʒənt(adj.)

  1. lacking the necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.

  2. Archaic. deficient in what is requisite. destitute (usu. fol. by of).

  3. (n.)a person who is indigent.

Origin of indigent:

1350–1400; ME < L indigent-, s. of indigēns, prp. of indigēre to need, lack, be poor


Princeton's WordNet

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

    poor enough to need help from others


  1. indigent(Noun)

    A person in need, or in poverty

  2. indigent(Adjective)

    Poor; destitute; in need.

  3. Origin: Circa 1400, , from indigentem, form of indigere, from indu + egere.\

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indigent(adj)

    wanting; void; free; destitute; -- used with of

  2. Indigent(adj)

    destitute of property or means of comfortable subsistence; needy; poor; in want; necessitous


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