Definition of poverty:
destitution, lacuna, anaemia, insufficiency, inadequacy, insolvency, starvation, lack, exigency, subsistence level, destituteness, deep water, impecuniosity, stint, destitution, leanness, difficulties, mendicancy, loss, bite, penury, failing, shortcoming, exiguity, poorness, mendicity, hunger, deficit, rich, inanition, deprivation, austerity, underage, gutter, pinch, crunch, scarcity, shortness, penury, debt, need, impecuniosity, neediness, shortcoming, pauperization, indigence, exigency, drought, deficiency, depletion, indigence, inadequateness, necessity, want, pauperisation, distress, privation, defect, meagreness, penuriousness, beggary, failure, panperism, stint, the poorhouse, want, excess, impoverishment, undersupply, dearth, impecuniousness, wealth, scantiness, prosperity, beggary, neediness, scarcity, absence, scantness, privation, pauperism, distress.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard luck,
- bad luck,
- hard times,
- rainy day,
- poverty (part of speech: noun)
- insufficiency (part of speech: noun)
- "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
- "Red Hair", Elinor Glyn.
- "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.