Complete Definition of "indigent"

English
Etymology
Old French, from the present participle stem of indigere âlackâ, from indi- (strengthened form of in-) + egere âbe in needâ.

Pronunciation
IPA: /'ɪndɪʤÉnt/

Adjective
indigent

  1. poor|Poor; destitute; in need.

#*1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!
#*: I had since my introduction to the prince been sensitive to the fact that he must think an obviously indigent soldier of fortune will sooner or later open the subject of a subscription to the Greek Cause.

Synonyms
saurus|poor|impoverished

Translations
trans-top|poor; destitute
Finnish: köyhä, tarvita|tarvitseva, puutteenalainen
Bulgarian: беден
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Noun
en-noun

#A person in need, or in poverty
#:*1975: I liked the streets best, so I walked and stared, and slept in a Salvation Army hostel for indigents. But I was no indigent; I was rich in feeling, and that was a luxury I had rarely known. â Robertson Davies, World of Wonders

Translations

Finnish: köyhä#Noun|köyhä

Related terms
indigence

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