Thesaurus

hard up

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of hard up

  1. lacking money or material possessions despite being undeniably hard up, they had too much pride to accept charity Synonyms of hard up beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, poor, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbareWords Related to hard up deprived, disadvantaged, dispossessed, unaffluent, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, bust (or busted), insolvent; possessionless, ruined; depressed, distressed, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, pinched, poorish, reduced, straitened; cash-strapped, low, short, tapped outNear Antonyms of hard up comfortable, prosperousAntonyms of hard up affluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do


Learn More about hard up


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hard up? 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!