Definition of indigence in English:

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indigence

Pronunciation: /ˈɪndɪdʒ(ə)ns/

noun

[mass noun]
A state of extreme poverty; destitution: he did valuable work towards the relief of indigence
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  • But you have placed yourself in this predicament through bad policy, and your indigence keeps you in it.
  • Unsurprisingly, given the risk of arbitrary expropriation and extortion, the ordinary people responded by living in studied indigence.
  • It was really begun by small boys who had very little cord and would put their indigence to rights by recklessly cutting down other people's kites.
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