Definition of destitute :
1. Forsaken; not having in possession ( something necessary, or desirable); deficient; lacking; devoid; - often followed by of.
2. Not possessing the necessaries of life; in a condition of want; needy; without possessions or resources; very poor.
3. To disappoint.
4. To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
5. To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; - followed by of.
guiltless, devoid, costless, empty, detached, innocuous, clean-handed, innocent, unacquainted, indigent, stark, full, impeccant, rich, ingenuous, liberal, broken, bleak, free, needy, study at poor, gratis, wiped out, impecunious, loose, strapped, lacking, void, wanting, desolate, sinless, broke, necessitous, spare, barren, complimentary, gratuitous, bare
poor (part of speech: adjective)
down-and-out, impoverished, penniless, bereft, have-not, squalid, poor, busted, beggarly, pauper, shabby, dilapidated, embarrassed, bankrupt, distressed, poverty-stricken, penurious, scruffy, homeless, hand-to-mouth
- My family were not destitute. - "Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity", Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard.
- It is not as if we are destitute. - "My Strangest Case", Guy Boothby.
- It was large and lofty, but totally destitute of every species of furniture, with the exception of a huge wooden pitcher, intended to hold my daily allowance of water. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.