- Used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy: a divorcee living in reduced circumstancesMore example sentences
impoverished, in straitened circumstances, ruined, bankrupt, bankrupted, bust, insolvent; poor, indigent, penurious, impecunious, in penury, moneyless, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, poverty-stricken, destitute, necessitous; needy, in need/want, badly off, hard up, on one's beam-ends, unable to make ends meet, underprivileged; British on the breadline, without a penny (to one's name)British • informal stony broke, skint, without two pennies/(brass) farthings to rub together, in Queer StreetNorth American • informal stone broke• rare pauperized, beggared
- It is a fact of life that the death of a husband or wife results in reduced circumstances for the surviving partner.
- Despite his seemingly reduced circumstances, Reid was still able to spend almost 3000 on a round-trip ticket from Paris via Miami and Antigua.
- Having taken advantage of increased funding to become a full-time athlete, he now finds his reduced circumstances and changing priorities have affected his thinking.
More definitions of reduced circumstancesDefinition of reduced circumstances in:
- The US English dictionary