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in·di·gent

 (ĭn′dĭ-jənt)
adj.
1. Experiencing want or need; impoverished: distributed food to indigent families.
2. Archaic Lacking or deficient.
n.
A poor or destitute person.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin indigēns, indigent-, present participle of indigēre, to need : indu-, in; see en in Indo-European roots + egēre, to lack.]

in′di·gent·ly adv.

indigent

(ˈɪndɪdʒənt)
adj
1. so poor as to lack even necessities; very needy
2. (usually foll by of) archaic lacking (in) or destitute (of)
n
an impoverished person
[C14: from Latin indigēre to need, from egēre to lack]
ˈindigence n
ˈindigently adv

in•di•gent

(ˈɪn dɪ dʒənt)

adj.
1. lacking the necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.
2. Archaic.
a. deficient in what is requisite.
b. destitute (usu. fol. by of).
n.
3. a person who is indigent.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin indigent-, s. of indigēns, present participle of indigēre to need, lack, be poor]
in′di•gent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indigent - poor enough to need help from others
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

indigent

adjective (Formal) destitute, poor, impoverished, needy, penniless, poverty-stricken, down and out, in want, down at heel (informal), impecunious, dirt-poor, straitened, on the breadline, short, flat broke (informal), penurious, necessitous How can we persuade indigent peasants to stop slaughtering wildlife?
rich, wealthy, prosperous, affluent, well-off, well-to-do

indigent

adjectivenoun
An impoverished person:
Translations

indigent

[ˈɪndɪdʒənt] ADJindigente

indigent

indigent

[ˈɪndɪdʒənt] adj (frm) → indigente
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