Definition of reduced circumstances in English:

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reduced circumstances

Used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy: a divorcee living in reduced circumstances
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
impoverished, broke, in straitened circumstances, ruined, bankrupted;
informal without two cents to rub together, strapped for cash
formal penurious
See parent entry: reduce
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