The condition of being indigent
The definition of a want is something desired or wished for.
Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
The state of being needy
Penury is defined as extreme poverty or lacking basic necessities.
Find another word for destitution. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for destitution, like: indigence, want, privation, poverty, beggary, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, need, neediness and pennilessness.