What does indigent mean?

Definitions for indigentˈɪn dɪ dʒənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word indigent.

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

  3. Origin: [L. indigent, L. indigens, p. p. of indigere to stand in need of, fr. OL. indu (fr. in- in) + L. egere to be needy, to need.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indigent

    in′di-jent, adj. in need of anything: destitute of means of subsistence: poor.—n. In′digence.—adv. In′digently. [Fr.,—L. indigens, -entis, pr.p. of indigĕreindu, or in, in, egēre, to need.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indigent in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indigent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Dunham:

    Both states have changed the way in which indigent capital defense is provided. Counsel makes a huge difference.

  2. Kathryn Kase:

    Up until now, Mr. Panetti has had to proceed without any expert assistance, he is indigent, has been on death row for 20 years and has no way to afford his own mental health professionals.

  3. Jack Vanderhei:

    I really can't explain why so many people are confident about their ability to pay for long-term care, it might be that they think - wrongly - that Medicare is going to cover it, or maybe they'll just spend down to indigent levels and go on Medicaid. But there's no way this is a justifiable sense of optimism.

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