poverty stricken[ pov-er-tee-strik-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF poverty stricken
Synonyms for poverty stricken
- down and out
- flat broke
- hard up
- in want
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POVERTY STRICKEN
It was also a reminder of his own poverty stricken condition.
So poverty stricken were the people, that the opportunities of helping them were many.
This family of twenty-one is a poverty stricken, reckless, dirty set.
This condition had, of course, been infinitely worse in all those dreadful years when they were poverty stricken.
Don't you know that a vocabulary rich in slang is poverty stricken in forceful and well chosen English?
The school of hardship is not for those who love luxury, and to the poverty stricken it is not a school--it is a Juggernaut.
A poverty stricken, oppressed, helpless people are comparatively easy prey for the well to do element of an opposite race.
"They were poverty stricken," he said, and Clayton went about from day to day with his life in his hand.
They are poverty stricken in appearance; their expression is one of utter hopelessness.
Not many years after his death his daughters came, poverty stricken, asking relief from the colleges.