- Extremely poor: a poverty-stricken nationMore example sentences
extremely poor, impoverished, destitute, penniless, on one's beam-ends, as poor as a church mouse, without a sou, dirt poor, in penury, penurious, impecunious, indigent, needy, needful, in need/want, unable to make ends meet, down and out, necessitous, beggarly, moneyless, bankrupt, in straitened circumstances; British on the breadline, without a penny (to one's name)British • informal stony broke, skint, without two pennies/farthings to rub together, in Queer StreetNorth American • informal stone broke
- 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.