- deficient in what is requisite.
- destitute (usually followed by of).
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Origin of indigent
OTHER WORDS FROM indigentin·di·gent·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for indigent
In the late 19th century, dying at a hospital was reserved for indigents, the people who had nothing and no one.
Hays County has a contract with the hospital to provide the county’s indigent care.The COVID-19 Charmer: How a Self-Described Felon Convinced Elected Officials to Try to Help Him Profit From the Pandemic|by Vianna Davila, Jeremy Schwartz and Lexi Churchill|September 25, 2020|ProPublica
The passage of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965 to provide care for the indigent and elderly led to the birth of the modern nursing home industry.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million.|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|September 22, 2020|ProPublica
The lawyers of ArchCity Defenders specialize in representing the indigent and the homeless.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household|Michael Daly|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition, many Texans believed that the role of helping the indigent belonged to the church.
She emphasizes that the indigent detainees who will benefit from this program are not all undocumented.New York City Letting Immigrants Lawyer Up for Free|Caitlin Dickson|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For instance, minority doctors are more likely to go on to work among indigent or underserved populations after medical school.With Arsenio Hall Out, Late Night Becomes All White and Male—and So What?|Keli Goff|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Herrera is seeking to have the city reimbursed for its care of indigent patients it claims were dumped there by Nevada.Nevada Sued for ‘Greyhound Therapy’ for Mentally Ill Patients|John L. Smith|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We make fast the doors of our lighted houses against the indigent and the hungry.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
The indigent Jakut exchanges his most valuable furs and skins for a few ounces of the "Circassian weed."
And to make good infantry, it requireth men bred, not in a servile or indigent fashion, but in some free and plentiful manner.Landholding In England|Joseph Fisher
John Porteous was born of indigent parents near the city of Edinburgh; and he served his time as an apprentice to a tailor.
Rail not at a guest, nor from thy gate thrust him; treat well the indigent; they will speak well of thee.The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson|Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson