poverty-stricken

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poverty-stricken

[pov-er-tee-strik-uhn]
adjective
suffering from poverty; extremely poor: poverty-stricken refugees.

Origin:
1795–1805

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poverty-stricken
 
adj
suffering from extreme poverty

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Example sentences
But the humor does not negate the poverty-stricken environment or complex relationships.
For a poverty-stricken community increasingly under siege, religious faith served as both a solace and essential bond.
Poverty-stricken nuclear scientists with their weapons know-how became targets for bribery.
Traditional stereotypes of blighted and dangerous poverty-stricken areas don't necessarily apply.
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