straitened+circumstances

  • 1 straitened circumstances — index poverty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 in straitened circumstances — index impecunious, poor (underprivileged) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 in straitened circumstances — adjective not having enough money to pay for necessities • Syn: ↑hard up, ↑impecunious, ↑penniless, ↑penurious, ↑pinched • Similar to: ↑poor • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 4 straitened — (adj.) c.1600, too narrow; 1716, reduced to hardship; see STRAIT (Cf. strait) (n.). Phrase straitened circumstances recorded from 1766 …

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  • 5 circumstances — n. 1) adverse, difficult, trying circumstances 2) reduced, straitened circumstances 3) aggravating; extenuating, mitigating circumstances 4) attendant; compelling; exceptional, special; favorable; suspicious; tragic; unavoidable; unforeseen… …

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  • 6 straitened — [[t]stre͟ɪt(ə)nd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone is living in straitened circumstances, they do not have as much money as they used to, and are finding it very hard to buy or pay for everything that they need. [FORMAL] His father died when… …

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  • 7 straitened — adjective formal in straitened circumstances in a difficult situation because of a lack of money: an elderly spinster living in straitened circumstances …

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  • 8 straitened — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Spartan, abstemious, ascetic, austere, badly off, bound, bounded, conditioned, confined, copyrighted, cramped, desperate, destitute, disciplined, distressed, down to bedrock, dwarfed, dwarfish, embarrassed,… …

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  • 9 straitened — adjective our straitened circumstances improved once Desmond got his first teaching job Syn: impoverished, poverty stricken, poor, destitute, penniless, as poor as a church mouse, in penury, impecunious, unable to make ends meet, in reduced… …

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  • 10 circumstances — noun 1. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) (Freq. 2) whatever my fortune may be deserved a better fate has a happy lot the luck of the Irish a victim of circumstances success that was her… …

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  • 11 straitened — strait|ened [ˈstreıtnd] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: strait narrow ; STRAIT] not having enough money, especially not as much as you had before ▪ the straitened circumstances of post war Japan …

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  • 12 straitened — strait|ened [ streıtnd ] adjective FORMAL made difficult by financial problems: straitened circumstances …

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  • 13 straitened — UK [ˈstreɪt(ə)nd] / US adjective formal made difficult by financial problems straitened circumstances …

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  • 14 Straitened — Straiten Strait en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Straitened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Straitening}.] 1. To make strait; to make narrow; hence, to contract; to confine. [1913 Webster] Waters, when straitened, as at the falls of bridges, give a roaring noise.… …

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  • 15 in reduced circumstances — Quinlan was shocked to find his brother in reduced circumstances Syn: impoverished, broke, in straitened circumstances, ruined, bankrupted; poor, indigent, impecunious, in penury, poverty stricken, destitute; needy, badly off, hard up; informal… …

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  • 16 in reduced circumstances — IMPOVERISHED, in straitened circumstances, ruined, bankrupted; poor, indigent, impecunious, in penury, poverty stricken, destitute; needy, badly off, hard up; i …

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  • 17 circumstance — noun 1 (usually circumstances) facts/events that affect sth ADJECTIVE ▪ favourable/favorable ▪ The plan might work better with more favourable/favorable circumstances. ▪ adverse, difficult, dire, tra …

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  • 18 poor — I (inferior in quality) adjective bad, badly made, barely passable, base, beggarly, below par, below standard, cheap, coarse, common, contemptible, crude, defective, deficient, dubious, faulty, flimsy, gimcrack, imperfect, inadequate, inartistic …

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  • 19 badly off — Synonyms and related words: depressed, dire, distressed, donsie, doomful, down to bedrock, embarrassed, evil starred, fatal, feeling the pinch, fortuneless, funest, hapless, hard up, ill off, ill starred, impecunious, in Queer Street, in adverse… …

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  • 20 embarrassed — Synonyms and related words: abashed, abroad, adrift, afflicted, agitated, annoyed, anxious, ashamed, astray, at sea, badly off, balled up, beset, bewildered, blushful, blushing, bothered, broke, burdened with debt, cast down, chagrined, chaotic,… …

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