lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.
deficient in what is requisite.
destitute (usually followed by of ).
a person who is indigent.
Origin: 1350–1400;Middle English < Latinindigent- (stem of indigēns) present participle of indigēre to need, lack, be poor, equivalent to ind- by-form of in-in-2 (cf. indagate) + -ig- (combining form of egēre to need, lack) + -ent--ent