Character 7
Hyphenation pov er ty
Pronunciations /ˈpɒvəti/

Definitions and meanings of "Poverty"

What do we mean by poverty?

The state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts. noun

Deficiency in amount; scantiness. noun

Unproductiveness; infertility. noun

Renunciation made by a member of a religious order of the right to own property. noun

The state or condition of being poor; need or scarcity of means of subsistence; needy circumstances; indigence; penury. noun

The quality of being poor; a lack of necessary or desirable elements, constituents, or qualities. noun

Lack of richness of tone; thinness (of sound). noun

Dearth; scantiness; small allowance. noun

Poor things; objects or productions of little value. noun

The poor; poor people collectively. Compare the quality, used for persons of quality. noun

Synonyms Poverty, Want, Indigence, Penury, Destitution, Pauperism, Need, neediness, necessitousness, privation, beggary. Poverty is a strong word, stronger than being poor; want is still stronger, indicating that one has not even the necessaries of life: indigence is often stronger than want, implying especially, also, the lack of those things to which one has been used and that befit one's station; penury is poverty that is severe to abjectness; destitution is the state of having absolutely nothing; pauperism is a poverty by which one is thrown upon public charity for support; need is a general word, definite only in suggesting the necessity for immediate relief. None of these words is limited to the lack of property, although that is naturally a prominent fact under each. noun

And Meagerness, jejuneness. noun

The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need. noun

Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness noun

A name given to several slender grasses (as Aristida dichotoma, and Danthonia spicata) which often spring up on old and worn-out fields. noun

The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need. noun

Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas. noun

The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions noun

The quality or state of being poor; lack of money

Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness

1. Conditon in which you fall below the needed amount of resources needed to live. 2. Financial guidelines used by some countries to establish a line, in which you fall below it you are considered poor. Urban Dictionary

Moneyless, Broke, Lame, Weak Urban Dictionary

Offical Poverty line for a family of 4 in the US is 18,000. this of course is based on governments idea of what ppl use money for.. Where at least 28,000 is needed to support a family of 4. according to the government standards, about 36 Million americans are in Poverty. But the number is actually around 50 Million based on real standards Urban Dictionary

1. A condition that an individual exists in if he or she lacks the proper resources to sustain the minimum standard of what is considered a healthy existence. Income is often used as an indicator for poverty, though poverty can also refer to a lack of fundamental services, such as sanitation or healthcare, in the location that the individual resides. 2. Any kind of lacking of the necessary components or qualities Urban Dictionary

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Something what doesn't exist in communism. Urban Dictionary

Unfortunate or unpleasing; bad; not money. Can be used to show disapproval. Urban Dictionary

1. The preferred state for most minorities and Democrats by the Republican party. 2. The lack of morals exhibited by the old men and oil companies who run the economy. 3. Having enough money for weed but none for lighters or rolling papers. 4. The vow taken by members of the Roman Catholic Church (you know them, right? Biggest land-owners on the planet?) Urban Dictionary

The result of capitalism. Urban Dictionary

What happens when you lack sufficient money. Minor forms are just an annoyance but extreme forms can cause hunger or premature death (like kids in Africa). Types of poverty: Pseudo-poverty: People like this make me mad- it's when you are living in a nice area or even own a house and all of your friends are rich or spoiled. But you are only middle-class or not as spoiled, and as a result complain or post on the internet that you are "poor" when instead you live in an area like southern Orange County CA. Minor poverty: You struggle to afford casual things that all your middle-class (not rich/spoiled) friends have and usually live in an apartment that rents for less than $1500. Moderate poverty: You need gov. assistance and live on food banks/food stamps. You likely are in a crime-ridden cheap area. Severe poverty: You struggle to even eat or find a home. I don't think you would be able to access the internet and read this. Absolute poverty: The stereotypical "kid in Africa". You're dead if you are at this level. Either major disease or starvation strikes you. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for Poverty

The word "poverty" in example sentences

The species of poverty, most esteemed by Religion, is _poverty of mind_. ❋ Paul Henri Thiry Holbach (1756)

The Arabs say: '_God preserve us from overwhelming poverty; and from the company of him whom he loves not, namely, the infidel_': -- And there is a tradition of the prophet -- that '_poverty has a gloomy aspect in this world and in the next_!'" ❋ Various (N/A)

Our traditions teach that justice for those living in poverty is of paramount concern. ❋ Unknown (2010)

I am not arguing that having new immigrant families and young families start out in poverty is morally satisfactory. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Given the economic reasons are a primary one for abortions, and someone in poverty is more likely to * have* an abortion in the first place, social conditions are huge. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Like our policies to keep the Middle Easterners -- save for a few princes -- in poverty, our policy to keep China in poverty is at a minimum inhumane, and most definitely against our long-term interests. ❋ DJ Jaffe (2010)

Still, it strikes me as odd that conservatives seem so convinced that a set of countries whose populations are healthier and longer-lived, and where dramatically fewer children grow up in poverty, is somehow obviously a dystopian nightmare. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Having a safety net to take care of people in poverty is important. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The Chávez-influenced states are largely poor; the percentage of people living in poverty is more than 60 percent in Bolivia. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Census Bureau figures indicate the number of Americans in poverty is the highest in more than half a century. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Re: and where dramatically fewer children grow up in poverty, is somehow obviously a dystopian nightmare. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In the United States to-day there are fifteen million8 people living in poverty; and by poverty is meant that condition in life in which, through lack of food and adequate shelter, the mere standard of working efficiency cannot be maintained. ❋ Unknown (2010)

1. Half the children under the [age of 12] died up until [200 years] ago because most civilizations suffered from poverty. 2. I fall below America's [poverty line] of $13,000 a year. I only make $9000. ❋ DesPERRYado (2004)

His family was in such poverty they [had to] get [clothes] from [Salvation Army]. ❋ SalvatoreWuzHere (2006)

remember this quote: "Focusing on the poor and ignoring the system of power, [privilege], and profit that makes them poor, is a little like blaming [the corpse] for murder" - Michael [Parenti] ❋ Dong Woo (2004)

1. [The homeless guy] lived in poverty because he recycled cans for a living and didn't make enough money to purchase what he needed to live [healthily]. The African shepherd also lived in poverty, because the services necessary to make his life healthy could not purchased at all where he lived, even if he had money. 2. "There is no wealth like education and no poverty like ignorance." -Ali ibn Abi [Talib] ❋ Qoheleth (2007)

I will [shoot] poverty in [the fucking] face. They're so [fucking annoying] ❋ Zhenkou (2022)

Thanks to [capitalism], [billions] [around the world] are in poverty. ❋ 32121 (2015)

Wow that [joke] was [pretty] poverty. [You suck]. ❋ Money From The Bank (2008)

syn: bullshit 1. [The Republican] view towards poverty is bullshit. 2. Running away with all the fuckin' money, leaving everyone else in poverty, is bullshit! 3. Oh man... where's a pop can and two [twigs] to rub together? Poverty is Bullshit! 4. Those rich assholes don't pay taxes just because they wear dresses and chant? [Vow] of poverty, my ass... That's complete BULLSHIT! ❋ Madmann (2005)

Make poverty [history]. [Abolish] [capitalism]. ❋ Sidthemod (2006)

My family lives in [minor] poverty, but is at risk of being in "[moderate]". [At least I'm not] in severe or absolute poverty... ❋ Steve820 (2017)

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