English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'poverty-stricken'

(adjective) 
Definition
extremely poor
delivering medical aid to poverty-stricken areas
Synonyms
penniless
a penniless refugee
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broke (informal)
I'm as broke as you are.
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bankrupt
I was finally declared bankrupt.
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impoverished
The goal is to lure businesses into impoverished areas.
, ,
poor
He was one of thirteen children from a poor family.
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distressed
investment in the nation's distressed areas
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beggared
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needy
a project aimed at raising funds for needy children around the world
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destitute
destitute children who live on the streets
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down and out
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skint (British, slang)
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indigent
Medical professionals should be permitted to provide free healthcare to indigent people.
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down at heel
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impecunious (formal)
I first met him when he was an impecunious, would-be racing driver.
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dirt-poor (informal)
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on the breadline
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flat broke (informal)
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penurious (formal)
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on your uppers
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stony-broke (British, slang, rare)
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in queer street (archaic)
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without two pennies to rub together (archaic)
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on your beam-ends (rare)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bankrupt
Definition
financially ruined
I was finally declared bankrupt.
Synonyms
broke (informal),
wiped out (informal),
beggared,
on the rocks,
gone bust (informal),
in receivership,
gone to the wall,
in the hands of the receivers,
on your uppers,
in queer street (informal)
in the sense of broke
Definition
having no money
I'm as broke as you are.
Synonyms
bust (informal),
in the red,
cleaned out (slang),
down and out,
skint (British, slang),
strapped for cash (informal),
dirt-poor (informal),
flat broke (informal),
on your uppers,
stony-broke (British, slang),
in queer street (informal),
without two pennies to rub together (informal),
without a penny to your name
in the sense of destitute
Definition
lacking the means to live
destitute children who live on the streets
Synonyms
on the rocks,
down and out,
indigent (formal),
dirt-poor (informal),
on the breadline (informal),
flat broke (informal),
on your uppers,
necessitous (literary),
in queer street (informal),
moneyless,
without two pennies to rub together (informal)

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