Definition of indigent in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɪndɪdʒ(ə)nt



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  • A needy person.
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    • Automatons, illiterates and indigents of every shape and size, don't stop but aid this cruel crusade participate in their own demise.
    • The Los Angeles County public hospital system nowadays mostly treats indigents: It was designed to treat everyone.
    • He mingles among indigents and Mercedes drivers alike with gestures of acceptance and welcome.


late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin indigent- 'lacking', from the verb indigere, from indi- (strengthened form of in- 'into') + egere 'to need'.

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