homeless

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. unhoused; nomadic; outcast, desolate. See displacement.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. desolate, outcast, destitute, vagrant, wandering, uncared-for, itinerant, friendless, banished, estranged, derelict, without a country, exiled, having no home, vagabond, forsaken, displaced, unplaced, unhoused, friendless, unsettled, houseless, unwelcome, dispossessed, disinherited, unestablished, left to shift for oneself*, beyond the pale*, outside the gates*, without a roof over one's head*; see also abandoned 1 , poor 1 .
Ant. at home, established*, settled.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
destitute, *down-and-out, vagrant, displaced, derelict, evicted, dispossessed, exiled, forsaken, impoverished.
ANT.: affluent, well-off, comfortable

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