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Synonyms of destitute in English:


  • 1 she was left destitute
    penniless, poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken, impecunious, without a cent/penny (to one's name);
    needy, in straitened circumstances, distressed, badly off
    informal hard up, broke, flat broke, strapped (for cash), without a red cent, dirt poor
    [Antonyms] rich
  • 2 we were destitute of clothing
    devoid of, bereft of, deprived of, in need of;
    lacking, without, deficient in, wanting
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