Poverty

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Poverty->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ poverty
poverty
indigence
penury
pauperism
destitution
want
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ need
need
neediness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ lack
lack
necessity
privation
distress
difficulties
wolf at the door
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bad circumstances
bad circumstances
poor circumstances
need circumstances
embarrassed circumstances
reduced circumstances
straightened circumstances
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ slender means
slender means
narrow means
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ straits
straits
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ hand to mouth existence
hand to mouth existence
red angusta domi
low water
impecuniosity
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ beggary
beggary
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mendicancy
mendicancy
mendicity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ broken fortune
broken fortune
loss of fortune
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ insolvency
insolvency
&c.(nonpayment) 808
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ empty pocket
empty pocket
empty purse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ light purse
light purse
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ beggarly account of empty boxes
beggarly account of empty boxes
=>(poor people)
GRP: \\ N \\ poor people
Sgm: \\ N \\ poor people \\ poor man
poor man
pauper
mendicant
mumper
beggar
starveling
Sgm: \\ N \\ poor people \\ pauvre diable
pauvre diable
Sgm: \\ N \\ poor people \\ fakir|
fakir|
=>!
schnorrer|
=>!
PARAG:Poverty->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be poor
be poor
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ want
want
lack
starve
live from hand to mouth
have seen better days
go down in the world
come upon the parish
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go to the dogs
go to the dogs
go to wrack and ruin
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ not have a penny
not have a penny
&c.(money) 800
not have a shot in one's locker
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ beg one's bread
beg one's bread
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tirer le diable par la queue
tirer le diable par la queue
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ run into debt
run into debt
&c.(debt) 806
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render poor
render poor
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ impoverish
impoverish
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ reduce
reduce
reduce to poverty
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ pauperize
pauperize
fleece
ruin
bring to the parish
PARAG:Poverty->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ poor
poor
indigent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ poverty-stricken
poverty-stricken
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ badly off
badly off
poorly off
ill off
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ poor as a rat
poor as a rat
poor as a church mouse
poor as a Job
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fortuneless
fortuneless
dowerless
moneyless
penniless
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unportioned
unportioned
unmoneyed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ impecunious
impecunious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out of money
out of money
out of cash
short of money
short of cash
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ without a rap
without a rap
not worth a rap
&c.(money) 800
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ qui n'a pas le sou
qui n'a pas le sou
out of pocket
hard up
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out at elbows
out at elbows
out at heels
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ seedy
seedy
bare-footed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ beggarly
beggarly
beggared
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ destitute
destitute
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ fleeced
fleeced
stripped
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bereft
bereft
bereaved
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ reduced
reduced
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ in want
in want
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ needy
needy
necessitous
distressed
pinched
straitened
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ put to one's shifts
put to one's shifts
put to one's last shifts
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unable to keep the wolf from the door
unable to keep the wolf from the door
unable to make both ends meet
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ embarrassed
embarrassed
under hatches
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ involved
involved
&c.(in debt) 806
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ insolvent
insolvent
&c.(not paying) 808
PARAG:Poverty->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in forma pauperis
in forma pauperis

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • poverty — I noun absence, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassed circumstances, exigency, famine, humbleness, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence …   Law dictionary

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  • poverty — ► NOUN 1) the state of being extremely poor. 2) the state of being insufficient in amount. ORIGIN Old French poverte, from Latin pauper poor …   English terms dictionary

  • Poverty — Street children sleeping in Mulberry Street – Jacob Riis photo New York, United States (1890) Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.[1] Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford …   Wikipedia

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