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Synonyms for destitute
ˈdɛs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut

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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. 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.

  2. Thomas Paine:

    The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong.

  3. Jimmy Carter:

    We deal with individual people in the smallest and most obscure and suffering villages in the desert and in the jungles of Africa, and we've had programs in 80 different countries on the Earth for the poorest and most destitute people in the world, and that has been, I'd say, far more gratifying personally because we actually interact with families and with people.

  4. Liza Schuster:

    Aside from the very wealthy, the only ones who are not thinking of leaving are the destitute, part of it is driven by an unrealistic idea of life in Europe, but a huge part is driven by how difficult it is in Afghanistan.

  5. Isabella Castragiovanni:

    Lack of access to even basic livelihood opportunities and diminished access to food and other assistance will make these families even more vulnerable and destitute and children will certainly become even more at risk, ...we shouldn't leave millions of children not only without hope, but without basic means to survive.

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