Definition of destitution in English:
Poverty so extreme that one lacks the means to provide for oneself: the family faced eviction and destitution
More example sentences
- They are by far the largest group amongst the fifth of India's population who live in extreme poverty and destitution.
- If in two months stories of starvation and destitution continue to emerge out of Aceh, severe criticism will rain down on the government.
- More than two million other people from Darfur are in extreme destitution, immediately requiring aid.