indigent Tweet Definition of indigent Like Definition of indigent on Facebook
  1. 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 ; I was rich in feeling, and that was a luxury I had rarely known. " Robertson Davies, World of Wonders
    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 soldier of fortune will sooner or later open the subject of a subscription to the Greek Cause.
      Etymology: Old French, from the present participle stem of indigere "lack", from indi- (strengthened form of in-) + egere "be in need".

      Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for indigent for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.


        Words Starting With:
        Words Ending With:
        Words Containing:
        Words That Match:

       Translate Into:
      Dutch   French   German
      Italian   Spanish
          Show results per page.

      Browse the Dictionary
      A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

      Dictionary content provided from under the GNU Free Documentation License
      Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.