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Synonyms of impoverished in English:


  • 1 an impoverished peasant farmer
    poor, poverty-stricken, penniless, destitute, indigent, impecunious, needy, beggared, beggarly, pauperized, down-and-out, bankrupt, ruined, insolvent
    informal(flat) broke, hard up, dirt poor, on skid row
    [Antonyms] rich, wealthy
  • 2 the soil is impoverished
    weakened, exhausted, drained, sapped, depleted, spent;
    barren, unproductive, unfertile, unfruitful
    [Antonyms] rich, fertile
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