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Pronunciation:  im'pâvurisht

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  1. [adj]  destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"
  2. [adj]  poor enough to need help from others

IMPOVERISHED is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: broken, destitute, destroyed, indigent, necessitous, needy, poor, poverty-stricken, wiped out(p)



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 Related Terms: ablated, abstemious, ascetic, austere, badly off, bankrupt, bare-handed, barren, beggared, beggarly, bereaved, bereft, burnt up, consumed, denuded, depleted, deprived, desolate, destitute, disadvantaged, dissipated, drained, dwarfed, dwarfish, eaten up, effete, empty, empty-handed, eroded, exhausted, exiguous, famished, finished, flat broke, fleeced, frugal, ghettoized, gone, half-starved, ill off, ill-equipped, ill-furnished, ill-provided, impecunious, in distress, in need, in rags, in want, indigent, insolvent, jejune, lean, Lenten, limited, meager, mean, mendicant, miserly, narrow, necessitous, needy, niggardly, on relief, on short commons, out at elbows, paltry, parsimonious, pauperized, penurious, pinched, poor, poverty-stricken, puny, ruined, scant, scanty, scrawny, scrimp, scrimpy, short, shorthanded, skimp, skimpy, slender, slight, slim, small, spare, sparing, Spartan, spent, starvation, starved, starveling, starving, stingy, stinted, stone-broke, straitened, strapped, stripped, stunted, subsistence, thin, underfed, undermanned, undernourished, underprivileged, unfed, unnourishing, unnutritious, unprovided, unreplenished, unsupplied, up against it, used up, wasted, watered, watery, wiped out, worn away, worn-out