HyperDic: indigence

English > 1 sense of the word indigence:
NOUNstateindigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperizationa state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution
English > indigence: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution.
Example"their indigence appalled him"
Synonymsneed, penury, pauperism, pauperization
Narrowerbeggary, mendicancy, mendicityThe state of being a beggar or mendicant
Broaderpoverty, poorness, impoverishmentThe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Spanishindigencia, miseria, necesidad, pauperismo, penuria, pobreza extrema
Catalanextrema pobresa, indigència, misèria, necessitat, pauperisme, penúria
Adjectivesindigentpoor enough to need help from others

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