Definitions of destitution

  1. a state without friends or money or prospects Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The state of being deprived of anything; the state or condition of being destitute, needy, or without resources; deficiency; lack; extreme poverty; utter want; as, the inundation caused general destitution. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Extreme poverty; want; lack. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. State of being destitute: poverty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Utter want; extreme poverty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Destituteness; want; poverty; deprivation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Utter want; poverty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. n. State or condition of being needy, or without resources; deprivation; deficiency; lack; poverty. Cabinet Dictionary
  9. Want, the state in which something is wanted. Complete Dictionary