impoverished


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im·pov·er·ished

 (ĭm-pŏv′ə-rĭsht, -pŏv′rĭsht)
adj.
1. Reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken: pledged aid to the impoverished, war-torn country.
2. Deprived of richness or strength; limited or depleted: an impoverished vocabulary.

impoverished

(ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃt)
adj
made poor or with diminished quality of life(of soil) deprived of fertility

im•pov•er•ished

(ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃt, -ˈpɒv rɪʃt)

adj.
1. reduced to poverty.
2. deprived of strength or vitality.
3. (of a country or region) having few trees, flowers, wild animals, etc.
[1625–35]
syn: See poor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impoverished - 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"
2.impoverished - destroyed financially; "the broken fortunes of the family"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"

impoverished

adjective
1. poor, needy, destitute, ruined, distressed, bankrupt, poverty-stricken, indigent, impecunious, straitened, penurious, necessitous, in reduced or straitened circumstances The goal is to lure businesses into impoverished areas.
poor rich, wealthy, affluent, well-off
2. depleted, spent, reduced, empty, drained, exhausted, played out, worn out, denuded Against the impoverished defence, he poached an early goal.

impoverished

adjective
2. Economically and socially below standard:
Translations

impoverished

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃt] ADJ [person] → empobrecido; [land] → agotado, pobre

impoverished

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃt] adj [area, country] → pauvre

impoverished

adjarm; person, conditions alsoärmlich; (= having become poor)verarmt; soilausgelaugt, erschöpft; supplieserschöpft; (fig)dürftig

impoverished

[ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃt] adjimpoverito/a
References in classic literature ?
SUCCESSIVE Congresses having greatly impoverished the People, they were discouraged and wept copiously.
Therefore I warn you, and listen well to my words, that they may be engraved upon your memory, never to be forgotten: this murder, which has robbed me of everything -- this murder, which has deprived me of my name -- this murder, which has impoverished me -- this murder, which has made me corrupt, wicked, implacable -- I shall summon you to account for it first and then those who were your accomplices, when I discover them
Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.
For myself, I confess that I can pity only Miss Mainwaring; who, coming to town, and putting herself to an expense in clothes which impoverished her for two years, on purpose to secure him, was defrauded of her due by a woman ten years older than herself.
Above the door was a ventilator, through which volumes of fresh air renewed the impoverished atmosphere of the cell.
Country neighbors from Otradnoe, impoverished old squires and their daughters, Peronskaya a maid of honor, Pierre Bezukhov, and the son of their district postmaster who had obtained a post in Petersburg.
If it were only for the sake of those quaint old women for whom life would be entirely robbed of interest were it not for other people's weddings and funerals, one feels the public ceremony of marriage a sort of public duty, the happiness tax, so to say, due to the somewhat impoverished revenues of public happiness.
Still it was well understood that Adrienne was not likely to marry, her birth raising her above all intentions of connecting her ancient name with mere gold, while her poverty placed an almost insuperable barrier between her and most of the impoverished young men of rank whom she occasionally saw.
The millions of the discontented and the impoverished are ours," the socialists said.
His own character being light, profligate, and perfidious, John easily attached to his person and faction, not only all who had reason to dread the resentment of Richard for criminal proceedings during his absence, but also the numerous class of ``lawless resolutes,'' whom the crusades had turned back on their country, accomplished in the vices of the East, impoverished in substance, and hardened in character, and who placed their hopes of harvest in civil commotion.
Thus by degrees the Snakes have become a scattered, broken-spirited, impoverished people; keeping about lonely rivers and mountain streams, and subsisting chiefly upon fish.
She disappeared in a kind of sulphurous apotheosis, and when a few years later Medora again came back to New York, subdued, impoverished, mourning a third husband, and in quest of a still smaller house, people wondered that her rich niece had not been able to do something for her.