Definition of 'destitute'

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Synonyms of "destitute"
Synonyms of "destitute"
French Translation of "destitute"
French Translation of "destitute"
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Example sentences containing 'destitute'

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Saints players gave time and money to help the poor and destitute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A woman answered the knock at her door and found a destitute man. Christianity Today (2000)The poet's family had become destitute in the previous bitter winter and her elderly mother had died of starvation. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Our family is now destitute. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Raised on a trailer park in Michigan, he spent much of his early career destitute and homeless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's been three weeks since the beginning of the catastrophe and more than 20m people are destitute. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At the same time, industrial capitalism also resulted in the massive movement of farmers into cities, which soon became swollen with destitute people in search of work. Appelbaum, Richard P. Sociology (1995)

Trends of 'destitute'

In Common Usage. destitute is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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Translations for 'destitute'

British English: destitute ADJECTIVE
Someone who is destitute has no money or possessions.
...destitute children who live on the streets.


Definition of destitute from the Collins English Dictionary
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