Pronunciation of Destitute
/dˈɛstɪtjˌuːt/, /dˈɛstɪtjˌuːt/, /d_ˈɛ_s_t_ɪ_t_j_ˌuː_t/
Antonyms for destitute:
Synonyms for destitute:
down and out; wanting (adjective)
distressed, worse off, bad off, cash-starved, scruffy, down-and-out, dilapidated, have-not, penurious, penniless, badly off, squalid, underprivileged, beggarly, mean, underpaid, poor, underfinanced, shabby, pauper, embarrassed, stony-broke, unsophisticated, necessitous, bankrupt, busted, indigent, struggling, landless, homeless, dispossessed, poverty-stricken, cash-strapped, hard-pressed, impoverished, hand-to-mouth, bereft.
Usage examples for destitute:
- Are they very destitute? - "Under the Skylights", Henry Blake Fuller.
- Now, having returned seven hundred miles to get a new supply of stores, and another escort, I find myself destitute of even the means to live but for a few weeks, and sick in mind and body." - "How I Found Livingstone", Sir Henry M. Stanley.