View definitions for poverty-stricken
adjective as in very poor
Contrary to the image of the typical heroin user propagated by the media, those using it are not all poverty-stricken delinquents.
The unemployed, poverty-stricken white man must be made to realize that he is in the very same boat with the Negro.
Raised in the poverty-stricken Foster neighborhood in Portland, Chisholm started street preaching at age 19.
Formerly, this sector, poverty stricken and uneducated, was the puppet of the Religious Zionists and others.
The next night Monty dutifully fills the opera house with poverty-stricken peasants.
He might have been an insufferable young man for a poverty-stricken teacher of French to have as a fellow-lodger; but he was not.
Especially was this so at the poverty-stricken end, as Josephine Morse called her section of the street.
In 1824 M. du Coudrai was poverty-stricken; he had lost his place on account of voting the wrong way.
Sick and poverty-stricken in 1833, she lived in a wretched two-story house on rue Gaillon.
It was all so infinitely great, yet so little, poverty-stricken yet noble, a mingling of sacred and profane.
On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to poverty-stricken, such as: destitute, distressed, impoverished, indigent, needy, and poor.
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