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poverty

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  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 of poverty beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, want Words Related to poverty gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straitening Near Antonyms of poverty luxury, prosperity Antonyms of poverty 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 of poverty crunch, dearth, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, lacuna, paucity, pinch, deficiency, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, wantWords Related to poverty absence, omission; meagerness, poorness, skimpiness; necessity, need, privationNear Antonyms of poverty bountifulness, copiousness; excess, overabundance, oversupply, surfeit, surplusAntonyms of poverty abundance, adequacy, amplitude, opulence, plenitude, plenty, sufficiency, wealth


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