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destitute

des·ti·tute

destitute

 
pronunciation:
de stih tut
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having no money or other means of living; impoverished.
The closing of the factory left many families destitute.
synonyms:
broke, impecunious, impoverished, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken
antonyms:
affluent, opulent, prosperous, rich
similar words:
bankrupt, down and out, down-and-out, indigent, insolvent, needy, poor, strapped
definition 2: having none of a specified thing or quality (often fol. by of).
destitute of friendsdestitute of pride
synonyms:
devoid, void
antonyms:
replete
similar words:
bankrupt, barren, deficient, wanting
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