adjective Date: 1803 very poor ; destitute

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • poverty-stricken — [päv′ər tēstrik΄ən] adj. 1. stricken with poverty; very poor 2. characteristic of, or giving the appearance of, poverty …   English World dictionary

  • poverty-stricken — poverty .stricken adj extremely poor ▪ poverty stricken families …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • poverty-stricken — index bankrupt, destitute, impecunious, penurious, poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • poverty-stricken — poverty ,stricken adjective extremely poor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • poverty-stricken — *poor, indigent, needy, destitute, penniless, impecunious, necessitous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • poverty-stricken — [adj] in great need; financially poor bad off*, bankrupt, beggared, beggarly, broke*, destitute, dirt poor*, distressed, down and out*, hard up*, impencunious, impoverished, indigent, in dire circumstances, in want, moneyless, necessitous,… …   New thesaurus

  • poverty-stricken — ADJ: usu ADJ n Poverty stricken people or places are extremely poor. ...a teacher of poverty stricken kids... The Pope is visiting some of the most poverty stricken areas of the city. Syn: poor …   English dictionary

  • poverty-stricken — /pov euhr tee strik euhn/, adj. suffering from poverty; extremely poor: poverty stricken refugees. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • poverty-stricken — /ˈpɒvəti ˌstrɪkən/ (say povuhtee .strikuhn) adjective suffering from poverty; very poor: poverty stricken exiles …   Australian English dictionary

  • poverty-stricken — adjective Very poor …   Wiktionary

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