the destitute

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the destitute

: people who are extremely poor : needy people
  • The charity provides food and clothing for the destitute.

Word by Word Definitions

destitute play
  1. : lacking something needed or desirable

  2. : lacking possessions and resources


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up the destitute? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!