indigence


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in·di·gence

 (ĭn′dĭ-jəns)
n.
The state of being poor; poverty.

in•di•gence

(ˈɪn dɪ dʒəns)

n.
seriously impoverished condition; poverty.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin indigentia need. See indigent, -ence]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indigence - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
impoverishment, poorness, poverty - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
mendicancy, mendicity, beggary - the state of being a beggar or mendicant; "they were reduced to mendicancy"

indigence

noun
Translations

indigence

[ˈɪndɪdʒəns] Nindigencia f

indigence

nBedürftigkeit f, → Armut f
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In spite of the improvements and additions which were making to the Norland estate, and in spite of its owner having once been within some thousand pounds of being obliged to sell out at a loss, nothing gave any symptom of that indigence which he had tried to infer from it;-- no poverty of any kind, except of conversation, appeared-- but there, the deficiency was considerable.
I find a source of delicious sympathy in these faithful pictures of a monotonous homely existence, which has been the fate of so many more among my fellow-mortals than a life of pomp or of absolute indigence, of tragic suffering or of world-stirring actions.
Did our birth fall in some fit of indigence and frugality in nature, that she was so sparing of her fire and so liberal of her earth that it appears to us that we lack the affirmative principle, and though we have health and reason, yet we have no superfluity of spirit for new creation?
A HEAVY Operator overtaken by a Reverse of Fortune was bewailing his sudden fall from affluence to indigence.
The luxury of one class is counterbalanced by the indigence of another.
Reuben Rosenthall had made his millions on the diamond fields of South Africa, and had come home to enjoy them according to his lights; how he went to work will scarcely be forgotten by any reader of the halfpenny evening papers, which revelled in endless anecdotes of his original indigence and present prodigality, varied with interesting particulars of the extraordinary establishment which the millionaire set up in St.
If I ever owed a strict and rigid duty to her, whose goodness saved me from a life of indigence and suffering, when should I ever feel it, as I should to-night?
Other successes include providing assistance to some 100,000 of the nearly 300,000 families living in indigence and regularizing the work situation of thousands of public employees who lacked any administrative recognition.
This figure represents 71 million people more than in 1970; of those 183 million, 88 million live in conditions of indigence.
And one day they looked up and found that they had a 65 per cent hospital occupancy rate, an unbelievable debt level, an appallingly maldistributed medical indigence problem, a physician glut, and a large number of state and federal legislators who wanted to take away hospital tax exemptions.
The Imagination Contemplative yields incomplete allegory and it "recognizes that only the indigence of language makes .
Under the bill, poor but qualified students may avail of the free tertiary education program provided they present the Certificate of Indigence issued by the barangay, municipality or city officials.