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poverty

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of poverty

  1. 1 the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions <he dreamed of finding a good job and working his way out of poverty and debt> Synonyms beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, want Related Words gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straitening Near Antonyms luxury, prosperity Antonyms affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness

  2. 2 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <a poverty of information about the new policies> Synonyms crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, deficiency, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, wantRelated Words absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privationNear Antonyms bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplusAntonyms abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth




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