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Synonyms for destitution
ˌdɛs tɪˈtu ʃən, -ˈtyu-des·ti·tu·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. destitution

    Poverty denotes strictly lack of property or adequate means of support, but in common use is a relative term denoting any condition below that of easy, comfortable living; privation denotes a condition of painful lack of what is useful or desirable, tho not to the extent of absolute distress; indigence is lack of ordinary means of subsistence; destitution is lack of the comforts, and in part even of the necessaries of life; penury is especially cramping poverty, possibly not so sharp as destitution, but continuous, while that may be temporary; pauperism is such destitution as throws one upon organized public charity for support; beggary and mendicancy denote poverty that appeals for indiscriminate private charity.

    Synonyms:
    beggary, distress, indigence, mendicancy, need, pauperism, penury, poverty, privation, want

Princeton's WordNet

  1. destitutionnoun

    a state without friends or money or prospects

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. destitutionnoun

    Synonyms:
    indigence, want, need, poverty, penury, privation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. destitutionnoun

    Synonyms:
    privation, need, want, poverty, deficiency, indigence

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  1. List of paraphrases for "destitution":

    indigence, misery, poverty, deprivation, squalor, destitute, pittance

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How to use destitution in a sentence?

  1. Mother Teresa:

    Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God.

  2. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo:

    There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind.

  3. Cornelius Katona:

    Consideration also needs to be given to the challenges that asylum seekers face during what is often a prolonged and distressing process, these factors may include institutional detention, inability to work (and resultant deskilling and loss of self esteem), destitution and difficulty in accessing health and social care.

  4. David Manne:

    The reality is that refugees under Australia's care who are sent to Cambodia are likely in the long term to lead lives of danger, destitution and despair on the margins.

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