poverty-stricken

[ pov-er-tee-strik-uh n ]
/ ˈpɒv ər tiˌstrɪk ən /

adjective

suffering from poverty; extremely poor: poverty-stricken refugees.

Nearby words

  1. pov,
  2. poverty,
  3. poverty level,
  4. poverty line,
  5. poverty trap,
  6. povidone-iodine,
  7. pow,
  8. powan,
  9. powassan encephalitis,
  10. poway

Origin of poverty-stricken

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for poverty-stricken

poverty-stricken

adjective

suffering from extreme poverty
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