[ in-di-juhns ]
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  1. seriously impoverished condition; poverty.

Origin of indigence

1325–75; Middle English <Latin indigentia need. See indigent, -ence

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How to use indigence in a sentence

  • And a life of simplicity and indigence, which moderates the sexual desires, now seems to me good.

    My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
  • Ordinary minds avoid, as much as possible, recurring to past periods of indigence and inferiority of station.