from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suffering from poverty; miserably poor. See Synonyms at poor.
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- adj. Very poor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reduced to a state of poverty; suffering from the effects of poverty; needy; indigent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. poor enough to need help from others
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The church must extend its evangelistic program into all of the poverty-stricken and slum areas of the big cities, thereby touching the individuals who are more susceptible to criminal traits.
•TV's best family drama, Friday Night Lights (tonight, 8 ET/PT), begins its NBC stint with Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) transferred to poverty-stricken East Dillon High.
Well, about 14 percent of the U.S. population would be considered poverty-stricken by that standard.
She, an heiress and once "gentle, neurotic creature", is now poverty-stricken; a "hag" spewing misery, resentment and, throughout the length of this sprawling, at times exhausting, novel, vivid threats of suicide and infanticide.
State media have reported that 12 people were killed and more than 220 wounded during two days of sectarian clashes that began late Saturday in the poverty-stricken Cairo slum of Imbaba.
As he said: The unemployed, poverty-stricken white man must be made to realize that he is in the very same boat with the Negro.
Also the light directed towards the highly controversial sale of a military radar to poverty-stricken Tanzania.
He contrasts sweeping panoramas with poverty-stricken areas, reminding us that despite the bleakness there is a majesty to our country, a majesty we need to recapture for we, like the protagonists in Atlas Shrugged, need to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and get back on course.
The Agriculture Adjustment Act stabilized farm prices, and the Tennessee Valley Authority held the promise of bringing electrification to the poverty-stricken deep south.
The idea that the Olympics can help a poverty-stricken country may have had some appeal.