- He would say ‘I grew up as an orphan and I emigrated as a poor and indigent person.’
- Besides learning criminal law, he learnt to investigate cases of police torture and providing free legal aid to the poor and indigent prisoners.
- Instead, they say, it has actually increased the gap between rich and poor countries and between well-off and indigent inhabitants within countries.
poor, impecunious, destitute, penniless, impoverished, insolvent, poverty-stricken;
needy, in need, hard up, disadvantaged, badly off
informal (flat) broke, strapped (for cash), on skid row, down-and-out
A needy person.
- 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.
vagrant, homeless person, down-and-out, beggar, pauper, derelict, have-not
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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