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Definition of 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

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

It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
Thor Heyerdahl

If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene. If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me.
Charlie Hunnam

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

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