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Definitions of destitute

  1. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To disappoint. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; - followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. poor enough to need help from others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Forsaken; not having in possession (something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; - often followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Without means; penniless; being wholly without (something needed); lacking. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Left alone: forsaken: in want, needy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. In utter want; needy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Not possessing; entirely lacking; with of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Being in want; extremely poor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Not having or possessing; wanting; left in want; needy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Not possessing; in want of; needy; friendless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for destitute

  1. Hunters are often obliged to leave food in particular places, in case they should be destitute on their return that way. – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge
  2. " You are certainly less destitute of brains than of money, because you lack system. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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