destitution definition

  • noun:
    • Extreme wish of sources or even the method of subsistence; total poverty.
    • A deprivation or absence; a deficiency.
    • The activity of deserting or abandoning.
    • Discharge from workplace; dismissal.
    • The condition of lacking some thing.
    • a serious condition of poverty, by which one is practically completely lacking in sources or ways help.
    • their state to be deprived of any such thing; hawaii or condition to be destitute, needy, or without sources; deficiency; absence; severe poverty; total desire.
    • Deprivation; absence of anything desired.
    • Deprivation of office; dismissal; release. See destitute, v., 2.
    • Deprivation or lack of means; indigence; poverty; desire.
    • Synonyms Indigence, Penury, an such like. (identify impoverishment); privation, stress.
    • circumstances without pals or money or prospects

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