Definition of poverty-stricken in English:

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poverty-stricken

Pronunciation: /ˈpävərdē ˌstrikən/

adjective

Extremely poor: thousands of poverty-stricken people
More example sentences
  • I saw people who are poverty-stricken but extremely rich within.
  • When he received the chance, he left the poverty-stricken nation and headed to Italy.
  • This situation keeps poor farmers in developing countries poverty-stricken.
Synonyms
extremely poor, impoverished, destitute, penniless, as poor as a church mouse, in penury, impecunious, indigent, needy, in need/want, without a cent (to one's name)
informal without two coins/cents to rub together
formal penurious

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Syllabification: pov·er·ty-strick·en

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