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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.

Synonyms:

impeccant, poverty-stricken, innocent, desolate, innocuous, full, impoverished, lacking, rich, study at poor, spare, guiltless, needy, devoid, complimentary, free, empty, stark, wiped out, indigent, necessitous, broke, clean-handed, loose, ingenuous, gratuitous, poor, bleak, bare, barren, sinless, broken, strapped, wanting, impecunious, unacquainted, gratis, liberal, costless, void, detached.

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