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  • 1 destitute — I adjective bankrupt, beggarly, bereft, depleted, deprived, distressed, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, inops, insolvent, lacking funds, moneyless, necessitous, needful, needy, out of money, penniless, poor, poverty stricken, reduced in… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Destitute — Des ti*tute, a. [L. destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de + statuere to set. See {Statute}.] 1. Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; often followed by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Destitute — Des ti*tute, v. t. 1. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To forsake or destitute a plantation. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; followed by of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 destitute — des‧ti‧tute [ˈdesttjuːt ǁ tuːt] adjective having no money, no food, and nowhere to live: • San Francisco has targeted the problems of street litter and homelessness by hiring destitute citizens to perform jobs cleaning up the city. destitution… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 destitute — ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely poor and lacking the means to provide for oneself. 2) (destitute of) not having. DERIVATIVES destitution noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «deserted, abandoned»: from Latin destituere forsake …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 destitute — [des′tə to͞ot΄, des′tətyo͞ot΄] adj. [ME < L destitutus, pp. of destituere, to forsake, abandon < de , down, away + statuere, to set, place: see STATUTE] 1. not having; being without; lacking (with of) [destitute of trees] 2. lacking the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 destitute of — index devoid, insufficient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 destitute — (adj.) late 14c., abandoned, forsaken, from L. destitutus abandoned, pp. of destituere forsake, from de away + statuere put, place, causative of stare to stand, from PIE root *sta to stand (see STET (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 destitute — 1 *devoid, void Analogous words: lacking, wanting (see LACK vb): *deficient: *empty: barren, *bare: depleted, drained, exhausted, bankrupted or bankrupt (see corresponding verbs at …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 destitute — [adj] down and out; wanting bankrupt, beggared, bereft, busted, dead broke*, deficient, depleted, deprived of, devoid of, dirt poor*, divested, drained, empty, exhausted, flat*, flat broke*, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, in need of,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 destitute — adj. destitute of (destitute of feeling) * * * [ destɪtjuːt] destitute of (destitute of feeling) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 destitute — des|ti|tute [ˈdestıtju:t US tu:t] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: destitutus, past participle of destituere to set down, leave ] 1.) having no money, no food, no home etc ▪ The floods left many people destitute . 2.) be destitute of sth… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 destitute — adjective 1 having no money, no food, and nowhere to live: Many people were so destitute they lived out of garbage cans. 2 be destitute of formal to be completely without something: a man destitute of all compassion destitution noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 destitute — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin destitutus, past participle of destituere to abandon, deprive, from de + statuere to set up more at statute Date: 14th century 1. lacking something needed or desirable < a lake destitute of fish > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 destitute — destitutely, adv. destituteness, n. /des ti tooht , tyooht /, adj., v., destituted, destituting. adj. 1. without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter. 2. deprived of, devoid of, or lacking (often fol. by of): destitute of… …

    Universalium

  • 16 destitute — [[t]de̱stɪtjuːt, AM tuːt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is destitute has no money or possessions. [FORMAL] ...destitute children who live on the streets …

    English dictionary

  • 17 destitute — adjective 1) she was left destitute Syn: penniless, poor, impoverished, poverty stricken, impecunious, without a cent/penny (to one s name); needy, in straitened circumstances, distressed, badly off; informal hard up, broke, flat broke, strapped… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 destitute — des•ti•tute [[t]ˈdɛs tɪˌtut, ˌtyut[/t]] adj. v. tut•ed, tut•ing 1) without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter 2) deprived of, devoid of, or lacking (often fol. by of): destitute of feeling[/ex] 3) to leave destitute •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 destitute — /ˈdɛstətjut / (say destuhtyooht) adjective 1. bereft of means or resources; lacking the means of subsistence. –phrase 2. destitute of, deprived or devoid of: destitute of hope. {Middle English, from Latin dēstitūtus, past participle, put away,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 destitute — Synonyms and related words: badly off, bankrupt, bereft of, broke, broken, busted, deficient, depleted, deprived of, destitute of, devoid of, divested, down and out, drained, empty, exhausted, failed, fortuneless, hard up, homeless, impecunious,… …

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