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POVERTY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does poverty mean? 

POVERTY (noun)
  The noun POVERTY has 1 sense:

1. the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

  Familiarity information: POVERTY used as a noun is very rare.


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POVERTY (noun)


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Meaning:

The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

impoverishment; poorness; poverty

Hypernyms ("poverty" is a kind of...):

economic condition; financial condition (the condition of finances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "poverty"):

deprivation; neediness; privation; want (a state of extreme poverty)

destitution (a state without friends or money or prospects)

indigence; need; pauperism; pauperization; penury (a state of extreme poverty or destitution)

impecuniousness; pennilessness; penuriousness (a state of lacking money)

Antonym:

wealth (the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money)


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