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Meaning of DESTITUTION

Pronunciation:  `desti'tooshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a state without friends or money or prospects
 

DESTITUTION is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: impoverishment, poorness, poverty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Des`ti*tu"tion\, n. [L. destitutio a forsaking.]
The state of being deprived of anything; the state or
condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources;
deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter want; as, the
inundation caused general destitution.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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