China is clearly frustrated with its destitute, bellicose neighbor.
From the American Dust Bowl, thousands of destitute farm families stream westward.
It forces, by law, every American who isn't old or destitute to buy health insurance if their boss doesn't provide it.
late 14c., "abandoned, forsaken," from Latin destitutus "abandoned," past participle of destituere "forsake," from de- "away" + statuere "put, place," causative of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally literal; sense of "lacking resources, impoverished" is 1530s.