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indigent

in·di·gent

indigent

 
 
pronunciation:
In dih jnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: without financial means to live; needy; poor.
Many indigent people become homeless.
synonyms:
destitute, impecunious, insolvent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor
antonyms:
affluent, opulent, wealthy
similar words:
bankrupt, mendicant
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who lacks financial means to live, or such people as a class or group.
Money from the church helped construct a home for the indigent.
synonyms:
beggar, pauper, the poor
similar words:
mendicant
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derivation: indigently (adv.)