destitute definition

  • adjective:
    • Utterly lacking; devoid: youthful recruits destitute of any experience.
    • Lacking sources and/or method of subsistence; entirely impoverished. See Synonyms at poor.
    • Lacking some thing; devoid; specially lacking cash; bad, impoverished, poverty-stricken.
    • Forsaken; lacking in ownership (one thing needed, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of.
    • Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a disorder of choose; needy; without belongings or sources; very poor.
    • bad enough to need help from other people
    • entirely wanting or lacking
  • verb-transitive:
    • to go out of destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
    • to create destitute; resulting in to stay in choose; to deprive; -- followed by of.
    • To disappoint.
  • others:
    • To forsake; desert; abandon; keep to neglect.
    • To rob, since home, preferment, or workplace; divest: used absolutely or with of.
    • To let you down.
    • Deprived; bereft; under total lack or privation, whether of just what happens to be lost or of what has not been possessed: with of: because, destitute of honor or of prudence; destitute for the necessaries of life.
    • Without means; indigent; needy; bad: as, your family was remaining destitute.
    • A destitute person, or destitute persons collectively.

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