Examples of indigence in a Sentence
there are various state and federal programs to help relieve indigence
Recent Examples of indigence from the Web
Payment was a democratic innovation to ensure that poor citizens would not be prevented from civic engagement by indigence.
The redemption concerns a feckless pothead (Miles Teller) whose pregnant girlfriend has left him because of his indigence and dissolution.
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First Known Use of indigence
Synonymsbeggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, poverty, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, want
Antonymsaffluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness
Related Wordsgutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straitening
Near Antonymsluxury, prosperity
Synonym Discussion of indigence
- the extreme poverty of the slum dwellers
- the indigence of her years as a graduate student
- a catastrophic illness that condemned them to years of penury
- lived in a perpetual state of want
- the widespread destitution in countries beset by famine
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