Know Your Next Word : destitute
25. destitute :
extremely poor, utterly lacking
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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