V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: extreme poverty, where basic needs are not met
Synonyms: poverty, hardship, impoverishment, destitution, helplessness
Antonyms: wealth, affluence
Tips: Indigence is derived from the Latin indigentia, which means "neediness." The related adjective indigent describes those who are extremely poor and needy.
The indigent man stood on the corner, begging for food. (impoverished, destitute) adjective
He had lived in indigence for so long that he had forgotten what it was like to eat a decent meal. (poverty)
Although the indigent nation received much monetary aid from other countries, its people still starved. (impoverished, destitute) adjective
Though he wasn't wealthy growing up, one wouldn't exactly say that he lived in indigence. (destitution, helplessness)
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