Synonyms of poverty in English:

poverty


See definition of poverty

noun

1‘they experienced years of relentless poverty’

SYNONYMS

penury, destitution, indigence, pennilessness, privation, deprivation, impoverishment, neediness, need, want, hardship, impecuniousness, impecuniosity, hand-to-mouth existence, beggary, pauperism, straitened circumstances, bankruptcy, insolvency

primary poverty

rare pauperdom

ANTONYMS

wealth

2‘the poverty of choice meant that many left-wing voters read right-wing papers’

SYNONYMS

scarcity, deficiency, dearth, shortage, paucity, insufficiency, inadequacy, absence, lack, want, deficit, meagreness, limitedness, restrictedness, sparseness, sparsity

rare exiguity

ANTONYMS

abundance

3‘the poverty of her imagination’

SYNONYMS

inferiority, mediocrity, poorness, barrenness, aridity, sterility