destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken(adj)
poor enough to need help from others
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"
Lacking something; devoid; especially lacking money; poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken.
forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of
not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor
to leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon
to make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of
Origin: [L. destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de + statuere to set. See Statute.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -ūtum—de, away, and statuĕre, to place.]
The numerical value of destitute in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of destitute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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