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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-strickenadjective

    poor enough to need help from others

    Synonyms:
    needy, innocent, indigent, barren, wiped out(p), devoid, necessitous, impoverished, broken, free, poverty-stricken

    Antonyms:
    existing, rich, existent

  2. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocentadjective

    completely wanting or lacking

    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

    Synonyms:
    guiltless, gratis(p), ingenuous, innocuous, indigent, needy, impeccant, complimentary, loose, costless, liberal, free, stark, unacquainted(p), desolate, barren, gratuitous, clean-handed, impoverished, detached, spare, innocent(p), innocent, poverty-stricken, sinless, devoid, bleak, bare, necessitous

    Antonyms:
    existent, existing, rich

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. destituteadjective

    Synonyms:
    indigent, needy, poor, penniless, necessitous, distressed, reduced, pinched, short of money, out of money, out of cash, out of pocket, in need, in want, moneyless

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. destituteadjective

    Synonyms:
    devoid, deficient, lacking, needy, very poor

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How to use destitute in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Francis Bacon:

    The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.

  3. Gordon Chang:

    They do this because administrations in the past have let them—this is not a story about North Korea or China—this is a story about the failure of American policy makers to protect the American people, we are the most powerful nation in history and are constantly outwitted by one that is the most destitute on the earth.

  4. Charles Dickens:

    'At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge,' said the gentleman, taking up a pen, 'it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. ... We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.'

  5. The Bruce:

    We love it just as much as you do, after the family was railroaded out of town, they lived in Los Angeles destitute and so therefore, these people who did this to my family need to rectify it by any means, including apologize.


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