Indigence

  • 1 indigence — [ ɛ̃diʒɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1265; lat. indigentia 1 ♦ Vieilli État d une personne indigente. ⇒ besoin, détresse, misère, pauvreté, privation. Être, vivre, tomber dans l indigence. 2 ♦ Fig. et mod. Pauvreté (intellectuelle, morale). « Cette grande… …

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  • 2 indigence — Indigence. s. f. Grande pauvreté, defaut des choses necessaires. Extreme indigence. grande indigence. il est tombé dans l indigence …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Indigence — In di*gence, n. [L. indigentia: cf. F. indigence. See {Indigent}.] The condition of being indigent; lack of estate, or means of comfortable subsistence; penury; poverty; as, helpless indigence. Cowper. Syn: Poverty; penury; destitution; want;… …

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  • 4 indigence — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. indigence indigence, need, privation (13c.), from L. indigentia need, want; insatiable desire, from indigentem (nom. indigens), prp. of indigere to need, from indu in, within + egere be in need, want, from PIE *eg to… …

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  • 5 indigence — in·di·gence / in də jəns/ n: impoverished hardship and deprivation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. indigence …

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  • 6 indigence — penury, want, *poverty, destitution, privation Analogous words: strait, exigency, emergency, pass (see JUNCTURE) Antonyms: affluence, opulence …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 indigence — Indigence, Tenuitas, Indigentia, Egestas …

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  • 8 indigence — [in′di jəns] n. [OFr < L indigentia] the condition of being indigent: also indigency SYN. POVERTY …

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  • 9 indigence — (in di jan s ) s. f. 1°   Manque des choses utiles à la vie. •   L indigence est à l homme un monstre redoutable, ROTR. St Genest, II, 8. •   Nous avons des maximes pour toutes sortes de personnes..., pour les riches.... pour ceux qui sont dans l …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 10 INDIGENCE — s. f. Grande pauvreté, privation du nécessaire. Extrême indigence. Grande indigence. Il est tombé dans l indigence, dans la plus affreuse indigence. Être dans l indigence. Certificat d indigence.   Il se dit absolument Des indigents en général.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 11 INDIGENCE — n. f. Grande pauvreté, privation du nécessaire. Extrême indigence. Il est tombé dans l’indigence, dans la plus affreuse indigence. être dans l’indigence. Fig., Indigence d’idées. Indigence d’esprit. Il se dit spécialement de l’état de pauvreté… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 12 indigence — indigent ► ADJECTIVE ▪ poor; needy. ► NOUN ▪ a needy person. DERIVATIVES indigence noun. ORIGIN Latin, from indigere to lack …

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  • 13 indigence — noun a state of extreme poverty or destitution their indigence appalled him a general state of need exists among the homeless • Syn: ↑need, ↑penury, ↑pauperism, ↑pauperization • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 14 indigence — noun Date: 14th century a level of poverty in which real hardship and deprivation are suffered and comforts of life are wholly lacking Synonyms: see poverty …

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  • 15 indigence — /in di jeuhns/, n. seriously impoverished condition; poverty. [1325 75; ME < L indigentia need. See INDIGENT, ENCE] Syn. privation, need, want, penury. Ant. wealth. * * * …

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  • 16 indigence — noun extreme poverty or destitution Syn: indigency Ant: affluence See Also: indigent …

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  • 17 indigence — Synonyms and related words: bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, deprivation, destitution, empty purse, grinding poverty, gripe, hand to mouth existence, homelessness, impecuniousness, impoverishment, lack, mendicancy,… …

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  • 18 indigence — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. want, need, destitution; see poverty 1 . See Synonym Study at poverty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being extremely poor: beggary, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, need,… …

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  • 19 indigence — in·di·gence || ɪndɪdÊ’É™ns n. poverty …

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  • 20 indigence — n. Poverty, penury, destitution, want, need, necessity, privation, distress, pauper state, pauperism …

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