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A state of extreme poverty.‘he did valuable work toward the relief of indigence’
poverty, penury, impoverishment, impecuniousness, impecuniosity, destitution, pennilessness, privation, hand-to-mouth existence, pauperisminsolvency, bankruptcy, ruin, ruinationneed, neediness, want, narrow circumstances, reduced circumstances, straitened circumstances, dire straits, deprivation, disadvantage, hardship, distress, financial distress, difficultiesbeggary, mendicancy, vagrancypauperdomView synonyms
- ‘The influx of foreign students in the early 1970s transmuted the lives of Kathakali artistes who had known until then only indigence.’
- ‘But you have placed yourself in this predicament through bad policy, and your indigence keeps you in it.’
- ‘It was really begun by small boys who had very little cord and would put their indigence to rights by recklessly cutting down other people's kites.’
- ‘Unsurprisingly, given the risk of arbitrary expropriation and extortion, the ordinary people responded by living in studied indigence.’
- ‘For every one rich man there must be at least five hundred poor, and the affluence of the few supposes indigence of the many.’
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