Synonyms of impoverished in English:


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1‘an impoverished peasant farmer’


poor, poverty-stricken, penniless, penurious, destitute, indigent, impecunious, needy, pauperized, in distressed circumstances, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, in want, in need, down and out, on the breadline

bankrupt, ruined, insolvent, wiped out, cleaned out, broken, crippled, without a penny to one's name

informal broke, flat broke, stony broke, on one's uppers, strapped, strapped for cash, on one's beam ends, bust, hard up, without two farthings to rub together, without two pennies to rub together, without a bean, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, on skid row

British informal skint, without a shot in one's locker

British rhyming slang boracic, boracic lint

North American informal stone broke, without a red cent

rare beggared


rich, wealthy

2‘the soil is impoverished’


weakened, exhausted, drained, sapped, diminished, depleted, enervated, sucked dry, used up, spent, played out

barren, unproductive, unfertile, arid, uncultivatable


rich, fertile