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The state of being poor - synonyms or related words

poverty

noun

a situation in which someone does not have enough money to pay for their basic needs

austerity

noun

a situation in which economic conditions are bad and people’s living standards fall

want

noun

a lack of money, food, and other things someone needs to live

deprivation

noun

a situation in which people do not have basic things that they need to live a comfortable life

destitution

noun

the state of having no money or possessions

penury

noun

formal

the state of being extremely poor

privation

noun

formal

a situation in which you do not have the basic things that you need for a comfortable life

the poorhouse

noun

the state of not having any money

subsistence level

noun

living conditions in which someone has only as much food and money as they need in order to stay alive

subsistence

noun

the ability to stay alive when you do not have much food or money

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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