Definition of impoverished:
threadbare, extraordinary, needy, backward, indigent, desolate, skint, destitute, infertile, pale, deprived, devoid, hard up, hardscrabble, for the worse, broke, broke, innocent, broken, destroyed, poor, worse, free, study at poor, impecunious, unfertile, degenerate, strapped, underprivileged, pauperized, barren, dirt-poor, depressed, wiped out, inferior, rich, disadvantaged, waste, retrogressive, needful, famished, bony, unproductive, necessitous, poverty-stricken, ruined, insolvent, worst of all, dead, stark, worst, beggared.
- "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
- "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
There are authors who still delight to undervalue the motives of this great national movement; according to whom the commercial classes rose chiefly, if not solely, from their resentment of the pecuniary losses inflicted on them by Godoy's alliance with the author of the " continental system"; the priesthood because Godoy had impoverished the church, and they feared that a Buonapartean government would pursue the same course to a much greater extent; the peasantry because their priests commanded them.- "The History of Napoleon Buonaparte", John Gibson Lockhart.