Definition of Poverty-stricken

1. Adjective. Poor enough to need help from others.

Exact synonyms: Destitute, Impoverished, Indigent, Necessitous, Needy
Similar to: Poor
Derivative terms: Indigence, Necessity, Need, Neediness



Definition of Poverty-stricken

1. Adjective. Very poor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poverty-stricken

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pouthers
poutier
poutiest
poutily
poutine
poutines
pouting
poutingly
poutings
pouts
pouty
povert
poverties
poverty
poverty-stricken (current term)
poverty level
poverty line
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poverty trap
povidone
povidones
povondraite
povvo
povvos
powan
powans
powder
powder-post termite

Literary usage of Poverty-stricken

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1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"1866 another extremely poverty-stricken Jewish catacomb, dug in a clay soil, was excavated in the Vigna Cimarra, on the Appian Way. ..."

2. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"... of Judge Chase and Commodore Barney are poverty- stricken upon the soil which owes its freedom and fertility, in part, to their heroic patriotism. ..."

3. The Chronicles of Baltimore: Being a Complete History of "Baltimore Town by John Thomas Scharf (1874)
"... of Judge Chase and Commodore Barney are poverty- stricken upon the soil which owes its freedom and fertility, in part, to their heroic patriotism. ..."

4. Life in the forests of the Far East by Spenser St. John (1862)
"... Peace "—poverty-stricken Gentlemen—Possessions of the Nobles The Country parcelled out among them—Distant Dependencies becoming independent—Oppression ..."

5. European Reminiscences, Musical and Otherwise: Being the Recollections of by Louis Charles Elson (1914)
"... poverty-stricken SLUMS A RIOT IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE LIFE IN THE ENGLISH METROPOLIS. After the events described in the last chapter, I started for Belgium, ..."

6. Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities: Embracing New York by James William Buel (1883)
"CHAPTER SUMPTUOUS CHURCH OFFICERS AND poverty-stricken MEMBERS. THE Mormon Church is sustained by a vast missionary and commercial system. ..."

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