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poverty

pov·er·ty

poverty

 
 
pronunciation:
pa vr ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of being poor or lacking the necessary means of support; indigence or want.
Despite their work in the linen mill, the family lived in poverty.
synonyms:
indigence, need, penury, want
antonyms:
luxury, opulence, riches, success, wealth
similar words:
beggary, deprivation, destitution, hardship, misery, necessity, pinch, privation, strait
definition 2: scarcity or insufficiency; dearth.
As there is a poverty of facts about the issue, the case cannot be argued either way.
synonyms:
dearth, deficiency, insufficiency, paucity, penury, scarcity, shortage, want
antonyms:
abundance, affluence, plethora
similar words:
absence, lack, privation, stint
definition 3: lack of productiveness or fertility.
The poverty of the land made it difficult to eke out a living from farming.
synonyms:
barrenness, impoverishment, infertility, meagerness
antonyms:
fertility
similar words:
bareness, destitution, exhaustion, privation
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