Know Your Next Word : destitute

25. destitute :

adjective :

extremely poor, utterly lacking

usage :

  • Destitute people are people without money or possessions or with very little money and very few possessions.

  • To be left destitute is to be left without money or property.

  • The word can also be used figuratively. A teacher might accuse her students of being destitute of brains or intellectually destitute.

  • destitute of children

  • Young recruits destitute of any experience.

  • Totally destitute of all shadow of influence.

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