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synonyms for destitute

  • bankrupt
  • exhausted
  • impoverished
  • indigent
  • insolvent
  • needy
  • penniless
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
  • strapped
  • beggared
  • bereft
  • busted
  • dead broke
  • deficient
  • depleted
  • deprived of
  • devoid of
  • dirt poor
  • divested
  • drained
  • empty
  • flat
  • flat broke
  • impecunious
  • in need of
  • lacking
  • moneyless
  • necessitous
  • on the breadline
  • on the rocks
  • penurious
  • pinched
  • played out
  • stony
  • stripped
  • totaled
  • wiped out
  • without
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antonyms for destitute

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  • affluent
  • rich
  • solvent
  • wealthy
  • lucky
  • prosperous
  • secure
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How to use destitute in a sentence

He’s married and settled down, he’s earned awards from the likes of the US National Academy of Medicine, and he’s not a destitute grad student anymore.
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In the 1840s, the Irish, fleeing famine, arrived destitute, hungry and, as political cartoons of the era show, in droves to the United States.
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Prior to the formation of the Continental Army and the decision by the founding states to allow the newly created federal government to raise funds for that army, the early Colonial soldiers were destitute, hungry, and poorly equipped.
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From 1929 to 1934, crop yields across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri plunged by 60%, leaving farmers destitute and exposing the now-barren topsoil to dry winds and soaring temperatures.
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When the old couple became bankrupt and died, the old nurse found herself alone and almost destitute in the world.
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Louis was benevolent, but destitute of the decision of character requisite to hold the reins of government in so stormy a period.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
Now here is a lady, well educated and delicately nurtured, who is destitute of the common necessaries of life.
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It must be borne in mind, in this consideration, that the apes differ from the other tree-dwellers in being destitute of claws.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
The lower jaws in both were heavy, while the woman was almost destitute of a chin—a marked ape-like characteristic.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
Nearly half the paroled men entered the plot; those who refused were stripped of everything and sent on their way, destitute.
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WORDS RELATED TO DESTITUTE

  • bankrupt
  • busted
  • destitute
  • dirt poor
  • flat broke
  • impoverished
  • in need of
  • indigent
  • needy
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
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