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destitution

des·ti·tu·tion

destitution

 
pronunciation:
de stih tu shn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: utter poverty, or the extreme want of the necessities of life.
With no father and an invalid mother, the children lived in destitution.
antonyms:
affluence, opulence, prosperity, wealth
similar words:
hardship, necessity, need, privation, want
definition 2: a lack or deficiency of something.
antonyms:
abundance, plenty
similar words:
privation, want
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