Synonyms of destitute in English:


See definition of destitute


1‘her parents died and she was left destitute’


penniless, impoverished, poverty-stricken, poor, impecunious, indigent, down and out, pauperized, without a penny to one's name, without two farthings to rub together, without two pennies to rub together

insolvent, ruined

needy, in need, in want, hard up, on the breadline, hard-pressed, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, deprived, disadvantaged, distressed, badly off

beggarly, beggared

informal on one's uppers, up against it, broke, flat broke, strapped, strapped for cash, without a brass farthing, without a bean, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, on one's beam-ends

British informal stony broke, skint, boracic, boracic lint

North American informal stone broke, without a red cent, on skid row

formal penurious



2‘we were destitute of clothing’


devoid, bereft, deprived, in need

bankrupt, empty, drained, exhausted, depleted, bare, denuded

lacking, without, deficient in, wanting

informal sans


well provided with