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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Indigence \In"di*gence\, n. [L. indigentia: cf. F. indigence.
The condition of being indigent; lack of estate, or means of
comfortable subsistence; penury; poverty; as, helpless
Syn: Poverty; penury; destitution; want; need; privation;
lack. See Poverty.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
homeless" [syn: indigence, need, penury, pauperism,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "indigence":
bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary,
deprivation, destitution, empty purse, grinding poverty, gripe,
hand-to-mouth existence, homelessness, impecuniousness,
impoverishment, lack, mendicancy, moneylessness, necessitousness,
necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, pauperization, penury,
pinch, privation, want
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