What does destitute mean?

Definitions for destitute
ˈdɛs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyutdes·ti·tute

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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.]

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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. destitute

    without resources or possessions, especially the necessities of life

    "the charity cares for destitute children"

    Submitted by Agent_Jax on September 20, 2018  

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How to say destitute in sign language?

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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

Examples of destitute in a Sentence

  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.

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