pauperism


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pau·per·ism

 (pô′pə-rĭz′əm)
n.
The quality or state of being a pauper.

pauperism

the state or condition of utter poverty. Also called pauperage.
See also: Poverty
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pauperism - 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"
Translations

pauperism

[ˈpɔːpərɪzəm] Npauperismo m

pauperism

n (lit, fig)Armut f
References in classic literature ?
But as this phrase happened to bear an unfortunate resemblance to the popular expression of 'coming on the parish,' it suggested to Mr Willet's mind no more consolatory visions than pauperism on an extensive scale, and ruin in a capacious aspect.
Tulliver to provide for his wife and daughter without any assistance from his wife's relations, and without that too evident descent into pauperism which makes it annoying to respectable people to meet the degraded member of the family by the wayside.
He becomes a pauper, and pauperism develops more rapidly than population and wealth.
The Secretary looked on from a doorway at the boofer lady thus encircled, and still looked on at the boofer lady standing alone there, when the determined old figure with its steady bright eyes was trudging through the streets, away from paralysis and pauperism.
Such a view would have been wrong there and then, and would, of course, be still more wrong now and in England; for as man moves northward the material necessities of life become of more vital importance, and our society is infinitely more complex, and displays far greater extremes of luxury and pauperism than any society of the antique world.
Pauperism is not just a problem in a society but also it is a big disturbance in the development of a country.
At the same time, in the context of conventional resources shortages and irrational use of resources that together have generated waste, pauperism, it is necessary to create mechanisms through which to identify with the laws of nature that govern it, to use natural resources in sustainable manner, to devise strategies through which utilisation of free goods to give balance and limits the production process mainly owing to natural grade, absorption of sustainable products in the environment.
A once-proud nation was stripped of its colonies, "its trade gone, its factories silent, its harbours empty, a prey to pauperism and decay.
Four years ago," she wrote, "these lads had only $150 between them and pauperism.
But that meant, for him, punishment of "crimes, misdemeanors, and non-performance of contracts," along with "public roads and highways, public schools, charities, pauperism, orphanage, estates of the deceased, and the machinery of government itself"--which is a very long way from a Keynesian, not to say a Clintonian, concept of government.
Following his ideology, if Cuban children lived in pauperism and degradable conditions, it was because capitalism produced an injust distribution of wealth.
But rich tributes from the four quarters of the globe, cannot prevent a frightful degree of pauperism, nor reimburse the people for the distresses inflicted upon them by commercial restrictions.