Indigent

  • 1 indigent — indigent, ente [ ɛ̃diʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1265; lat. indigens 1 ♦ Vieilli Qui manque des choses les plus nécessaires à la vie. ⇒ malheureux, misérable, nécessiteux, pauvre. Vieillard indigent qui vit d aumônes. Subst. Personne sans ressources. Aide… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 indigent — in·di·gent / in də jənt/ adj: suffering from indigence the indigent defendant was provided with counsel indigent n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 indigent — indigent, ente (in di jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Qui manque des choses utiles à la vie. •   Dépenser à peine deux mille francs par an pour sa personne, et en donner plus de vingt mille à des familles indigentes, VOLT. Lett. d Argenson, 8 août 1743.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 indigent — indigént adj. m., pl. indigénţi; f. sg. indigéntă, pl. indigénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  INDIGÉNT, Ă adj. (Liv.) Lipsit, nevoiaş, sărac. [< fr. indigent …

    Dicționar Român

  • 5 Indigent — In di*gent, a. [L. indigent, L. indigens, p. p. of indigere to stand in need of, fr. OL. indu (fr. in in) + L. egere to be needy, to need.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wanting; void; free; destitute; used with of. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 indigent — in‧di‧gent [ˈɪndɪdʒnt] adjective formal not having any money or possessions: • Hospitals continue to provide uncompensated care for the indigent. * * * indigent UK US /ˈɪndɪdʒənt/ adjective FORMAL ► very poor: » …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 indigent — (adj.) c.1400, from O.Fr. indigent, from L. indigentem (see INDIGENCE (Cf. indigence)). As a noun, poor person, from early 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 indigent — INDIGENT, [indig]ente. adj. Necessiteux, pauvre. Assister ceux qui sont indigents. il estoit si indigent que …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9 indigent — [in′di jənt] adj. [ME indygent < OFr < L indigens, prp. of indegere, to be in need < OL indu (L in), in + egere, to need < IE base * eg , lack > ON ekla] 1. in poverty; poor; needy; destitute 2. Archaic lacking; destitute ( of) n.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 indigent — adj *poor, needy, destitute, penniless, impecunious, poverty stricken, necessitous Antonyms: opulent Contrasted words: *rich, wealthy, affluent …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 indigent — [adj] poor beggared, busted, destitute, down and out*, flat broke*, hard up*, homeless, impecunious, impoverished, in want, necessitous, needy, penniless, penurious, povertystricken; concept 334 Ant. rich, wealthy …

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  • 12 indigent — Indigent, Indigus, Egenus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 13 indigent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ poor; needy. ► NOUN ▪ a needy person. DERIVATIVES indigence noun. ORIGIN Latin, from indigere to lack …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 indigent — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from Latin indigent , indigens, present participle of indigēre to need, from Old Latin indu + Latin egēre to need; perhaps akin to Old High German echerode poor Date: 15th… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 INDIGENT — ENTE. adj. Nécessiteux, extrêmement pauvre. Assister ceux qui sont indigents. Il est si indigent, qu il vit d aumônes.   Il se prend aussi substantivement. On doit secourir l indigent, les indigents …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 indigent — indigently, adv. /in di jeuhnt/, adj. 1. lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished. 2. Archaic. a. deficient in what is requisite. b. destitute (usually fol. by of). n. 3. a person who is… …

    Universalium

  • 17 indigent — 1. adjective /ˈɪndɪʤənt/ Poor; destitute; in need. I had since my introduction to the prince been sensitive to the fact that he must think an obviously indigent soldier of fortune will sooner or later open the subject of a subscription to the… …

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  • 18 indigent — in•di•gent [[t]ˈɪn dɪ dʒənt[/t]] adj. 1) lacking the necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished 2) archaic a) deficient in what is requisite b) destitute (usu. fol. by of) 3) a person who is indigent • Etymology: 1350–1400; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 indigent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. poor, poverty stricken (see poverty).Ant., wealthy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. needy, impoverished, poverty stricken; see poor 1 . See Synonym Study at poor . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 indigent — [[t]ɪ̱ndɪʤənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is indigent is very poor. [FORMAL] …

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