Indigent and Poor


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Indigent adjective – Lacking money or material possessions.
Usage example: indigent people who require some outside assistance

Poor is a synonym for indigent in characteristic topic. In some cases you can use "Poor" instead an adjective "Indigent", when it comes to topics like rich, helpless, impoverished, destitute. popular alternative
Nearby Word: indigence
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Poor adjective – Lacking money or material possessions.
Usage example: every year, we make up a basket of food at Thanksgiving for a poor family in the neighborhood

Indigent is a synonym for poor in impoverished topic. You can use "Indigent" instead an adjective "Poor", if it concerns topics such as characteristic, rich, helpless, needy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: poorly, poorness
Synonyms for Poor

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  • Whatever the case, someone(s) have made it so that characters can only be poor or indigent by choice, and can almost effortlessly access a support network that would elevate them out of it.
    Source: No Poverty
  • Film / Temptation Island Suzanne/Serafina points out that Joshua only sees Ricardo as part of his collection of "poor, proletarian, indigent men." Ricardo had resented this treatment for some time, and later falls for the more appreciative Bambi/Pura.
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