poverty

  • 21 Poverty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Poverty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 poverty poverty indigence penury pauperism destitution want Sgm: N 1 need need neediness Sgm: N 1 lack lack necessity privation …

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  • 22 poverty —    Unlike Britain, where disparities in income have been growing wider, the gap between rich and poor in Spain has gradually been narrowing. In Britain the poorest 40 percent of the population receives 14.6 percent of the national income; in… …

    Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • 23 poverty — [[t]pɒ̱və(r)ti[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) N UNCOUNT Poverty is the state of being extremely poor. According to World Bank figures, 41 per cent of Brazilians live in absolute poverty... Garvey died in loneliness and poverty. Ant: wealth 2) N SING: also no det, N …

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  • 24 poverty — noun 1 (U) the situation or experience of being poor: dire/abject/grinding poverty (=very bad poverty): Thousands of children live in dire poverty. 2 the poverty line/level the income below which a person or a family is officially considered to… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 Poverty — A state or condition in which a person or community lacks the financial resources and essentials to enjoy a minimum standard of life and well being that s considered acceptable in society. Poverty status in the United States is assigned to people …

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  • 26 poverty — pov|er|ty [ pavərti ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs: There are many areas where the problems of poverty and unemployment still persist. in poverty: Half the world s… …

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  • 27 poverty */*/ — UK [ˈpɒvə(r)tɪ] / US [ˈpɑvərtɪ] noun 1) [uncountable] a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs There are many areas where the problems of poverty and unemployment still persist. in poverty: Half the… …

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  • 28 poverty — noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English poverte, from Anglo French poverté, from Latin paupertat , paupertas, from pauper poor more at poor Date: 12th century 1. a. the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount… …

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  • 29 poverty — /ˈpɒvəti / (say povuhtee) noun 1. the condition of being poor with respect to money, goods, or means of subsistence. 2. deficiency or lack of something specified: poverty of ideas. 3. deficiency of desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty… …

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  • 30 poverty — noun /ˈpɒvəti,ˈpɑːvɚti/ a) The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need. b) Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty… …

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  • 31 poverty — noun 1) abject poverty Syn: penury, destitution, pauperism, pauperdom, beggary, indigence, pennilessness, impoverishment, neediness, need, hardship, impecuniousness Ant: wealth 2) …

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  • 32 poverty — noun 1) abject poverty Syn: pennilessness, destitution, penury, impoverishment, neediness, hardship, impecuniousness 2) the poverty of choice Syn: scarcity, deficiency, dearth, shor …

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  • 33 poverty — see when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window poverty is no disgrace, but it is a great inconvenience poverty is not a crime adversity makes strange bedfellows …

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  • 34 poverty — n. 1 the state of being poor; want of the necessities of life. 2 (often foll. by of, in) scarcity or lack. 3 inferiority, poorness, meanness. 4 Eccl. renunciation of the right to individual ownership of property. Phrases and idioms: poverty line… …

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  • 35 Poverty 3 —    The third European antipoverty program from 1990 to 1994. This was a European Community program to support experimental projects to eradicate local poverty. A number of Gypsy projects received funding through Poverty 3, as either Model Actions …

    Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • 36 poverty — pov·er·ty päv ərt ē n, pl ties debility due to malnutrition <evidence of poverty in calves> * * * pov·er·ty (povґər te) the absence or scarcity of requisite substance or elements …

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  • 37 poverty — [ˈpɒvəti] noun [U] a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs Ant: wealth Half the world s population is living in poverty.[/ex] …

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  • 38 poverty —    1. (virtue)    This word (from the Latin pauper, meaning poor ) refers to those who lack material goods so that their basic need for food, shelter, clothing, health care, and education is not met. Because Jesus called the poor in spirit… …

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  • 39 poverty —   See poor.    ♦ Poverty stricken, ilikole, pakaneo …

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  • 40 poverty — бедность …

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