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synonyms for indigence

  • destitution
  • penury
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  • wealth
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Indigence denotes a severely impoverished condition marked by hardship and the lack of any of life’s comforts: reduced to a life of indigence. 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.

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How to use indigence in a sentence

William Booth’s famous poverty maps, which the social reformer used to catalogue affluence and indigence in late Victorian London, don’t extend this far south.
IN LONDON, LOOKING BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARDHENRY WISMAYERMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It must be a dreadful situation for any man to have to choose between roguery and indigence.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
Their kings are without power and without glory; their subjects languish in indigence and wretchedness.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
Banished from his native country and without any resource, Diogenes was reduced to great indigence.
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And a life of simplicity and indigence, which moderates the sexual desires, now seems to me good.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
Ordinary minds avoid, as much as possible, recurring to past periods of indigence and inferiority of station.
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On the contrary, their superfluous possessions were applied by them to the relief of indigence.
A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF SOCIALISMWILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK
Evils, which the extremes of wealth and indigence are ever productive of in free countries.
REFLECTIONS ON THE RISE AND FALL OF THE ANCIENT REPUBLICKSEDWARD WORTLEY MONTAGU
There is a pride in life born of indigence as there is the pride of wealth.
THE LOCUSTS' YEARSMARY HELEN FEE
At length, he and his lady returned to England, where they were obliged to live in obscurity and indigence.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 2 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
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WORDS RELATED TO INDIGENCE

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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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