AskDefine | Define destitution

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destitution n : a state without friends or money or prospects

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  • a UK /ˈdɛst.ɪˌtʃʊu.ʃən/ /"dEst.I.tSu:.S@n/


  1. an extreme state of poverty, in which a person is almost completely lacking in resources or means of support.

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an extreme state of poverty
  • Finnish: varattomuus
  • Greek: ένδεια, απορία

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