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antipoverty intended to diminish or end poverty.
beggar a person in extreme poverty. [1/4 definitions]
beggary the state of being a beggar; extreme poverty. [1/3 definitions]
Bohemian (often l.c.) of, pertaining to, or like an intellectual nonconformist, esp. a writer or artist living in relative poverty. [1/6 definitions]
capuchin (cap.) a Roman Catholic monk belonging to a branch of the Franciscan order whose members observe strict vows of poverty and austerity. [1/3 definitions]
depression an economic state in which business is very bad, unemployment is very high, and poverty is widespread. (See recession1.) [1/7 definitions]
destitution utter poverty, or the extreme want of the necessities of life. [1/2 definitions]
distressed of, pertaining to, or designating an area or neighborhood suffering from widespread poverty or a natural disaster. [1/3 definitions]
from rags to riches from a state of poverty to a state of wealth and comfort.
hardship a condition of severe want, poverty, or suffering. [1/2 definitions]
Harlem a section of northern Manhattan in New York City, mostly African American since the early 1900s and with a substantial Hispanic population, known for both its poverty and its cultural richness.
impoverish to make poor; cause to live in poverty. [1/2 definitions]
indigence lack of means to live; poverty.
keep the wolf from the door to ward off poverty.
misery a state of need and suffering caused by poverty, illness, or other misfortune. [1/3 definitions]
need a state of want; poverty. [1/10 definitions]
nun1 a woman who is a member of a religious order, esp. one who has taken vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and lives in a convent.
on welfare receiving public aid because of poverty, hardship, or need.
OXFAM a British charity, originally named Oxford Famine Relief, engaged in relieving poverty and suffering worldwide and commonly associated with its thrift shops that sell donated goods.
penurious extremely needy or poor; poverty-stricken. [1/3 definitions]
penury severe poverty; pennilessness. [1/2 definitions]