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synonyms for poverty-stricken

  • destitute
  • distressed
  • impoverished
  • indigent
  • needy
  • poor
  • strapped
  • bad off
  • bankrupt
  • beggared
  • beggarly
  • broke
  • dirt poor
  • down and out
  • down-and-out
  • hard up
  • impencunious
  • in dire circumstances
  • in great need; financially poor
  • in want
  • miserably poor
  • moneyless
  • necessitous
  • needful
  • penniless
  • penurious
  • short
  • stone broke
  • stranded
  • suffering
  • unmoneyed
  • wanting
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antonyms for poverty-stricken

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  • affluent
  • happy
  • lucky
  • rich
  • wealthy
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How to use poverty-stricken in a sentence

And our views of poverty and social betterment, or what is possible and what is not, are still largely conditioned by it.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
In the old world, poverty seemed, and poverty was, the natural and inevitable lot of the greater portion of mankind.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
He passed the latter part of his life in poverty, and towards the close of it, was confined in a madhouse.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Seen thus poverty became rather a blessing than a curse, or at least a dispensation prescribing the proper lot of man.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Even if poverty were gone, the flail could still beat hard enough upon the grain and chaff of humanity.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Thus all about us is the moving and shifting spectacle of riches and poverty, side by side, inextricable.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
The poverty of earlier days was the outcome of the insufficiency of human labor to meet the primal needs of human kind.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Two artillery subalterns who had fought their way through a mob stricken with panic for the moment, soon arrived.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
But poverty accompanied by crop failures for three years was a general and accepted thing now.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
There could be no social remedy for poverty except the almost impossible remedy of the limitation of life itself.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
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WORDS RELATED TO POVERTY-STRICKEN

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