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poverty-stricken

adjective
     
poverty-stricken
extremely poor:
poverty-stricken families
WORD FOCUS: poor WORD FOCUS: poor
be hard up/be broke also be skint BrE informal to have very little money at the present time and be unable to buy the things that you want
destitute
having no money and nowhere to live, especially because something terrible has happened
poverty-stricken
very poor


See also
poor

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