1. (Familier) Fauché.
2. Misérable. Homme pauvre.
3. (Au figuré) Aride. Sol pauvre.
4. (Au figuré) Étroit.
5. (Au figuré) Insuffisant. Vocabulaire pauvre.
ETYM Latin destitutus, p. p. of destituere to set away, leave alone, forsake; de + statuere to set. Related to Statute.
Poor enough to need help from others; SYN. impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken.
ETYM Latin indigent, Latin indigens, p. p. of indigere to stand in need of, from OL. indu (fr. in- in) + Latin egere to be needy, to need.
Destitute of property; lacking the means of comfortable subsistence; needy; poor; in want.
ETYM Old Eng. merge, French maigre, Latin macer; akin to Dutch and German mager, Icel. magr, and prob. to Greek makros long. Related to Emaciate, Maigre.
1. Barely adequate; SYN. scrimpy.
2. Deficient in amount or quality or extent; SYN. meagre, meagerly.
1. Having little flesh; thin
2. Lacking desirable qualities (as richness or strength); deficient in quality or quantity
ETYM From Penny.
Destitute of money; impecunious; poor.
ETYM From Penury.
1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.
2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.
4. Poor; mean. penury.
(Homonym: pore, pour).
1. Having little money or few possessions.
2. Characterized by or indicating lack of money.
3. Badly supplied with desirable qualities or substances.
4. Low in degree.