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pauperism

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Synonyms and Antonyms of pauperism

  1. the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions now discredited, the science of eugenics was once proclaimed as a means of ridding society of such undesirable traits as pauperism and criminality Synonyms beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, poverty, penuriousness, penury, poorness, wantRelated Words gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straiteningNear Antonyms luxury, prosperityAntonyms affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness


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