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indigence

noun

1 indigence

A state of extreme poverty or destitution:
— Their indigence appalled him.

synonyms: need, pauperism, pauperization, penury.

Roget 804: poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want; need, neediness; lack, necessity, privation, distress, difficulties, ... show more

Roget 640: insufficiency; inadequacy, inadequateness; incompetence etc. (impotence) 158; deficiency etc. (incompleteness) 53; imperfection etc. 651; ... show more

Dutch: pauperisme, armoe, armoede, armoedigheid, armzaligheid, behoeftigheid, nood, nooddruft
Polish: potrzeba


Moby thesaurus: bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, deprivation, destitution, empty purse, grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, homelessness, impecuniousness, impoverishment, lack, mendicancy, moneylessness, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness ... show more.

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