English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'indigence'

(noun) 
Synonyms
poverty
Many people in the region still live in absolute poverty.
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want
He said they were fighting for freedom from want.
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need
the state of need in the developing world
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distress
There was little support to help them in their distress.
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necessity
They were reduced to begging through economic necessity.
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privation (formal)
They endured years of privation during the war.
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penury
He was brought up in penury, without education.
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destitution
Equality will not relieve destitution but will spread it evenly.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of destitution
Equality will not relieve destitution but will spread it evenly.
Synonyms
pennilessness,
dire straits,
privation (formal),
neediness,
impecuniousness,
utter poverty
in the sense of distress
Definition
financial trouble
There was little support to help them in their distress.
Synonyms
difficulties,
hard times,
straits,
privation (formal),
ill-fortune,
ill-luck,
in the sense of necessity
Definition
great poverty
They were reduced to begging through economic necessity.

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