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Another word for poverty

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Another word for poverty

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