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Synonyms for indigence
ˈɪn dɪ dʒəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperization(noun)

    a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

    Synonyms:
    motive, need, pauperism, demand, impoverishment, pauperization, motivation, pauperisation, want, penury

Wiktionary

  1. indigence(noun)

    Synonyms:
    indigency

    Antonyms:
    affluence

  2. indigence(noun)

    extreme poverty or destitution

    Synonyms:
    indigency

    Antonyms:
    affluence

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indigence

    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, destitution, distress, mendicancy, need, pauperism, penury, poverty, privation, want

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indigence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    poverty, penury, pauperism, destitution, want, need, necessity, privation, distress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    destitution, destitute, indigent, squalor, poverty

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