destitution n : a state without friends or money or prospects
- a UK /ˈdɛst.ɪˌtʃʊu.ʃən/ /"dEst.I.tSu:.S@n/
- an extreme state of poverty, in which a person is almost completely lacking in resources or means of support.
an extreme state of poverty
- Finnish: varattomuus
- Greek: ένδεια, απορία
absence, adversity, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, dearth, defectiveness, deficiency, deficit, deprivation, drought, empty purse, famine, grinding poverty, gripe, hand-to-mouth existence, homelessness, impecuniousness, imperfection, impoverishment, incompleteness, indigence, lack, mendicancy, misfortune, moneylessness, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, omission, pauperism, pauperization, penury, pinch, privation, shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, starvation, want, wantage