poverty-stricken(redirected from poverty-strickenly)
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Extremely poor: "the poverty-stricken masses of the globe who die wretchedly of hunger and disease" (Louis Auchincloss).
suffering from extreme poverty
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|Adj.||1.||poverty-stricken - 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"
adjective penniless, broke (informal), bankrupt, impoverished, short, poor, distressed, beggared, needy, destitute, down and out, skint (Brit. slang), indigent, down at heel, impecunious, dirt-poor (informal), on the breadline, flat broke (informal), penurious, on your uppers, stony-broke (Brit. slang), in queer street, without two pennies to rub together (informal), on your beam-ends two poverty-stricken bag ladies