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indigent

[in-di-juhnt]
adjective
1.
lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.
2.
Archaic.
a.
deficient in what is requisite.
b.
destitute (usually followed by of ).
noun
3.
a person who is indigent.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin indigent- (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

indigently, adverb

1. indigence, indigents ; 2. indigent, indignant.


1. necessitous, penurious, distressed.
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indigent (ˈɪndɪdʒənt)
 
adj
1.  so poor as to lack even necessities; very needy
2.  archaic (usually foll by of) lacking (in) or destitute (of)
 
n
3.  an impoverished person
 
[C14: from Latin indigēre to need, from egēre to lack]
 
'indigence
 
n
 
'indigently
 
adv

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indigent
c.1400, from Fr. indigent, from L. indigentem (see indigence).
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