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Another word for poverty

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Noun
  1. The condition of being extremely poor

    See also:

    rich

  2. The condition or fact of being deficient

    See also:

    excess

Another word for poverty

Noun
  1. Want of earthly goods

    See also:

    lack

  2. Want of any desirable thing

    See also:

    lack

Synonym Study

  • Penury suggests such severe poverty as to cause misery or a loss of self-respect
  • Indigence , a somewhat euphemistic term, implies a lack of comforts that one formerly enjoyed
  • Destitution and want imply such great poverty that the means for mere subsistence, such as food and shelter, are lacking
  • Poverty , the broadest of these terms, implies a lack of the resources for reasonably comfortable living