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  • nounpoverty
  • noundebilitation

synonyms for impoverishment

  • depletion
  • famine
  • hardship
  • insolvency
  • privation
  • scarcity
  • starvation
  • underdevelopment
  • abjection
  • aridity
  • bankruptcy
  • barrenness
  • beggary
  • dearth
  • debt
  • deficiency
  • deficit
  • destitution
  • difficulty
  • distress
  • emptiness
  • exiguity
  • impecuniousness
  • inadequacy
  • indigence
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • meagerness
  • necessity
  • need
  • neediness
  • pass
  • paucity
  • pauperism
  • pennilessness
  • penuriousness
  • penury
  • pinch
  • poorness
  • reduction
  • shortage
  • straits
  • vacancy
  • want
  • impecuniosity
  • necessitousness

antonyms for impoverishment

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  • abundance
  • adequacy
  • advantage
  • affluence
  • comfort
  • enough
  • excess
  • fill
  • lot
  • pleasure
  • plenty
  • satisfaction
  • sufficiency
  • wealth
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    How to use impoverishment in a sentence

    There are frequent complaints of the “impoverishment” of the companies through the indiscriminate admittance of “foreigners.”
    THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
    With lack of employment and with impoverishment, debt and discontent appeared as the visible evidences of the bad condition.
    THE SCANDINAVIAN ELEMENT IN THE UNITED STATESKENDRIC CHARLES BABCOCK
    The impoverishment of nobles by the Crusades laid the foundation of this middle class, at least in large towns.
    BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
    It has been said that “it was in the 15th century that the great impoverishment of the crown estate began.”
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 4VARIOUS
    At least that could be assumed to be the reason for McAllen's impoverishment, which was a matter Barney had established.
    GONE FISHINGJAMES H. SCHMITZ
    What nation could stand such a drain without impoverishment?
    THE OLD WORLD AND ITS WAYSWILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN
    For it tends to the life-long impoverishment of their pupils.
    A WORD TO WOMENMRS. C. E. HUMPHRY
    Who would prevent the destruction of the forests, or the irrational exploitation, and therefore impoverishment of the soil?
    ANARCHYERRICO MALATESTA
    He is wrong in ascribing to the weather, and similar causes, what is due to the actual impoverishment of his soil.
    THE ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTUREGEORGE E. WARING
    She was not food for death, his soul cried, passionately protesting against that loss, that impoverishment of the world.
    SOPHY OF KRAVONIAANTHONY HOPE
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    WORDS RELATED TO IMPOVERISHMENT

    • depletion
    • devitalization
    • enfeeblement
    • exhaustion
    • fading
    • impoverishment
    • weakening
    • weakness
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