Destitute and Impoverished


Destitute adjective - Lacking money or material possessions.
Usage example: many families were left destitute by the horrible fire

Impoverished is a synonym for destitute in penniless topic. In some cases you can use "Impoverished" instead an adjective "Destitute", when it comes to topics like characteristic, rich, poor, indigent. popular alternative

Nearby Words: destitution, destituted


Impoverished adjective - Lacking money or material possessions.
Usage example: the widespread hope that the lottery's record-setting jackpot is won by an impoverished family

Destitute is a synonym for impoverished in poor topic. You can use "Destitute" instead an adjective "Impoverished", if it concerns topics such as characteristic, rich, indigent, bankrupt. popular alternative

Nearby Words: impoverishment, impoverishing

Both words in one sentence

  • Videogame / Rogue Legacy Impoverished Patrician: Charon takes all the worldly property of those who enter the castle, including the Prince whose diary you find, leaving his family destitute, and that of the King.
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