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synonyms for destitution

  • poverty
  • privation
  • want

antonyms for destitution

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  • abundance
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Destitution, a somewhat literary word, implies a state of having absolutely none of the necessities of life: widespread destitution in countries at war. Poverty denotes serious lack of the means for proper existence: living in a state of extreme poverty. Indigence denotes a severely impoverished condition that is without any of life’s comforts: reduced to a life of indigence.

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How to use destitution in a sentence

But, after Vaello-Madero became seriously ill in 2011 and was unable to work, SSI was his lifeline against destitution.
THE SURPRISINGLY HIGH STAKES IN A SUPREME COURT CASE ABOUT $28,000IAN MILLHISERNOVEMBER 5, 2021VOX
She said she is in touch with many former miners, some of whom fell into destitution after the last mine here closed.
COP26 HOST U.K. PLEDGES TO PHASE OUT COAL POWER WHILE CONSIDERING ITS FIRST NEW COAL MINE IN 30 YEARSKARLA ADAMNOVEMBER 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For male subjects, “we found that the cash alone—which is quite a lot of money given their destitution—barely improves psychosocial well-being,” she says.
PAIRING ECONOMICS WITH EMPATHY TO STUDY LIFE IN THE DEVELOPING WORLDALISSA GREENBERGAUGUST 24, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Some of the densest clusters of destitution, home to what Booth uncharitably described as “vicious and semi-criminal” classes, are in the north of Lambeth, where modern studio flats cost north of a million pounds.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Traditionally, this “instant divorce,” as it is often called, could banish women to a life of destitution, given many women’s struggles to own property in their own name or to find profitable work.
SHOULD YOU GET DIVORCED?NICK FOURIEZOSMARCH 4, 2021OZY
Many of those factories are in low-wage countries around Asia where workers may live on the brink of destitution.
FASHION COMPANIES WANT CHEAPER GOODS—AND IT’S GARMENT WORKERS WHO ARE PAYINGMARC BAINOCTOBER 22, 2020QUARTZ
The new forces controlled by mankind have been powerless as yet to remove want and destitution, hard work and social discontent.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Although bordering on the lowest state of destitution—and that is a remarkably low state in London!
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
From every rank in society they had gravitated—but all were stamped with the same brand—destitution!
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
All that was pitiable and miserable in the land, sunken alike by ignorance and destitution.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
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WORDS RELATED TO DESTITUTION

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  • defalcation
  • default
  • destituteness
  • destitution
  • disaster
  • exhaustion
  • failure
  • indebtedness
  • indigence
  • insolvency
  • lack
  • liquidation
  • loss
  • nonpayment
  • overdraft
  • pauperism
  • privation
  • repudiation
  • ruin
  • ruination
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