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Definition of Destitute

Destitute

  1. Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; -- often followed by of.
  2. Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
  3. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
  4. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of.
  5. To disappoint.

Destitute Quotations

Poor France, thy fine climate, rich vineyards, and the wishes of the learned avail nothing; thou art a destitute beggar, and not the powerful friend thou wert represented to me.
John James Audubon

I'd sooner be called a successful crook than a destitute monarch.
Charlie Chaplin

Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get medical care or clean water.
Paul Farmer

Friendless. Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense.
Ambrose Bierce

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.
Harriet Tubman
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Destitute Translations

destitute in Latin is egenus
destitute in Spanish is destituir
destitute in Swedish is utblottad, utfattig
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