Destitute

[d_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_t], [dˈɛstɪtjˌuːt], [dˈɛstɪtjˌuːt]

Definitions of destitute:

  1.   To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
  2.   Not having or possessing; wanting; left in want; needy.
  3.   poor enough to need help from others
  4.   Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
  5.   To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; - followed by of.
  6.   Without means; penniless; being wholly without ( something needed); lacking.
  7.   Being in want; extremely poor.
  8.   To disappoint.
  9.   Forsaken; not having in possession ( something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; - often followed by of.
  10.   Left alone: forsaken: in want, needy.
  11.   Not possessing; in want of; needy; friendless.
  12.   Not possessing; entirely lacking; with of.
  13.   Destitution.
  14.   In utter want; needy.

Antonyms for destitute:

moneyed, filled, well endowed, loaded, saturated, fat, teeming, fat cat, bursting, bulging, fraught, prosperous, well-off, stuffed, existent, Crammed, chock-full, swarming, well-to-do, well-heeled, affluent, comfortable, silk stocking, rife, opulent, brimming, rich, full, flush, well-fixed, Provided, existing, deep-pocketed, jammed, replete, crowded, wealthy, Thronging, jam-packed, furnished, packed, abounding, thick, Supplied.


Quotes for destitute:

  1. Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. – Ambrose Bierce
  2. Several million people inside and outside Afghanistan are destitute and desperately in need of help. – Lakhdar Brahimi
  3. ON the decline of the Roman power, about five centuries after Christ, the countries of Northern Europe were left almost destitute of a national government. – Thomas Bulfinch
  4. I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch. – Charlie Chaplin
  5. Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get medical care or clean water. – Paul Farmer
  6. It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch. – Thor Heyerdahl
  7. If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me. – Charlie Hunnam
  8. Paul Farmer has helped to build amazing health care system in one of the poorest areas of Haiti. He founded Partners in Health, which serves the destitute and the sick in many parts of the world from Haiti to Boston and from Russia to Peru. – Tracy Kidder
  9. I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute It's the people who had their past and future taken from them- they don't get paid- many of them face a wall. They have nowhere to go. – Aleksandr Lebed
  10. I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I've had many friends that have been destitute you know, running into trouble- and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path. – Debi Mazar
  11. If a commodity were in no way useful, - in other words, if it could in no way contribute to our gratification, - it would be destitute of exchangeable value, however scarce it might be, or whatever quantity of labour might be necessary to procure it. – David Ricardo
  12. The cottage garden; most for use designed, Yet not of beauty destitute – Charlotte Smith

Usage examples for destitute:

  1. He was stripped of everything, and has been, for the past two years, in destitute circumstances. ” – The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now by T. S. Arthur
  2. Deeply as she had been afflicted, the consciousness of having done right in refusing to marry a man who was destitute as she had accidentally discovered, of virtuous principles, sustained her. ” – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  3. He was deprived of his place of vice- admiral, and left destitute in the world. ” – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  4. He was not altogether destitute of sense, but at the time I speak of he greatly required a friend like Mudge to keep him in the right way. ” – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. The old ones took this opportunity to cry out, the treaty was broke; and so falling upon the Sheep, who were destitute of their faithful guardians the dogs, they worried and devoured them without control. ” – Æsop's Fables Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices. by Æsop
  6. “ Curtains were hung across some of the recesses intended for the guests of most consideration, and a rough table and benches were placed down the room, the windows, as we have before said, being destitute of glass, and the walls of aught but the rough mortar. ” – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Surely we are not so destitute of friends that we must send this girl upon such a dangerous mission! ” – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  8. While an apprentice in a London printing- office, he aided by extra work during the day in supporting a destitute mother and her children, while midnight generally found him absorbed in some book adapted to expand his mind. ” – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  9. The steel- trap used by the Indians is almost similar to the ordinary rat- trap of England, with this difference, that it is a little larger, is destitute of teeth, and has two springs in place of one. ” – Hudson Bay by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. “ " You are certainly less destitute of brains than of money, because you lack system. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. Hunters are often obliged to leave food in particular places, in case they should be destitute on their return that way. ” – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge
  12. Now and then, indeed, especially when some fading joy of childhood gleamed up, words would come unbidden, and he would throw off a song destitute neither of feeling nor music; but this kind of thing he scarcely valued, for it seemed to cost him nothing. ” – Home Again by George MacDonald
  13. “ To this misfortune a recent shipwreck had been added, in which he had lost upwards of two millions of sesterces; not that he minded the loss but, destitute of a train of servants he could not keep up his proper dignity! ” – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  14. It was natural that he should do so, for Temujin was a prince in the prime of his youth, and of very attractive person and manners; and, though he was for the present an exile, as it were, from his native land, he was not by any means in a destitute or hopeless condition. ” – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  15. If I find a man who is destitute of these qualities of character, to love him with approval is, as I am constituted, an impossibility. ” – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  16. Halsey was one of the few converts who could afford to live in comparative comfort and to pay something for the entertainment of destitute disciples. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  17. Cast off by her father, wronged by her husband, destitute and about to be thrust from the poor home into which she had shrunk: faint and weary, it seemed as if hope were gone forever. ” – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  18. But we were not altogether destitute – The Island Treasure by John Conroy Hutcheson
  19. The newly elected king now began to waver, and, being destitute of warlike spirit, he ordered the surrender of the fortress Fredericksteen to the Swedish fleet, without having fired a shot in its defence. ” – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  20. It was now her belief that she had probably no more than another day to live, for she was destitute of money. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith

Rhymes for destitute:

  • restitute;

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