Pronunciation of Impoverished
/ɪmpˈɒvəɹɪʃt/, /ɪmpˈɒvəɹɪʃt/, /ɪ_m_p_ˈɒ_v_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ʃ_t/

Synonyms for impoverished:

Sense 1

easy, disadvantaged, deprived.

Sense 2

depressed, broke, Strapped, impecunious.

Sense 3


Sense 9





worse, inferior, sugar-coated, retrogressive, pale, worst, retrograde, degenerate.

Other synonyms and related words:

stony-broke, humiliated, bony, desolate, Pauperized, depressed, hardscrabble, stark, mean, destroyed, necessitous, worse, unsophisticated, bad off, disordered, indigent, broke, impecunious, deprived, dirt-poor, unproductive, landless, rugged, crushed, devoid, dead, needy, mangy, inferior, skint, broken, confused, infertile, hard up, unkept, humbled, famished, upset, wiped out, barren, needful, Beggared, easy, Strapped, disadvantaged, badly off, pale, unfortunate, underprivileged, broken in, innocent, low, backward.

all (adjective)

broken, wiped out.

poor (adjective)

badly off, beggarly, squalid, hard-pressed, embarrassed, penniless, underpaid, hand-to-mouth, bankrupt, dilapidated, poor, distressed, have-not, mean, underfinanced, worse off, unsophisticated, struggling, destitute, stony-broke, down-and-out, landless, homeless, shabby, necessitous, indigent, bad off, poverty-stricken, bereft, penurious, cash-starved, scruffy, cash-strapped, busted, pauper, dispossessed, underprivileged.

poor, exhausted (adjective)

bankrupt, impecunious, destitute, Beggared, penurious, needy, barren, necessitous, poverty-stricken, distressed, broke, indigent, Strapped, have-not.

underprivileged (adjective)

disadvantaged, badly off.

Sense 3 (noun)

backward, underprivileged, disadvantaged, depressed, deprived.

impoverished (noun)

poverty-stricken, indigent, destroyed, broken, wiped out, poor, necessitous, destitute, needy.

poverty-stricken (noun)


worse (noun)

worse, retrogressive, worst, degenerate, inferior, pale.

Usage examples for impoverished:

  • They were impoverished, indeed. - "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
  • But he came to the title, and to an extremely impoverished succession, at ten years old, and three years later was sent to Harrow. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.

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