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poverty

noun

1 poverty

The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.

synonyms: impoverishment, poorness.

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

Roget 643: unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality.    triviality, levity, frivolity; paltriness etc. adj.; poverty; smallness etc. 32; ... show more

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

Dutch: kommer, verarming, armoe, armoede, armoedigheid, armzaligheid, behoeftigheid, nood, nooddruft
Polish: ubóstwo, bieda, niedostatek, niezamożność, mortus, zubożenie


Moby thesaurus: beggary, dearth, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassment, exigency, hand-to-mouth existence, hardship, impecuniousness, impoverishment, inadequacy, indigence, insolvency, insufficiency, juncture, lack, mendicancy, necessity, need ... show more.

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