destitute


destitute
destitute des‧ti‧tute [ˈdesttjuːt ǁ -tuːt] adjective
having no money, no food, and nowhere to live:

• San Francisco has targeted the problems of street litter and homelessness by hiring destitute citizens to perform jobs cleaning up the city.

— destitution noun [uncountable] :

• Many low-paid workers are living on the brink of destitution.

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destitute UK US /ˈdestɪtjuːt/ adjective
without money, food, a home, or possessions: »

During the global economic crisis many people were left destitute.

destitution noun [U]
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Poverty and destitution are widespread in the country.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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