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Entry Word: poverty
Function: noun
Text: 1 the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions <he dreamed of finding a good job and working his way out of poverty and debt>
Synonyms beggary, destitution, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, need, neediness, pauperism, penuriousness, penury, poorness, want
Related Words misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency, necessity; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straitening
Near Antonyms luxury, prosperity
Antonyms affluence, opulence, richness, wealthiness
2 a falling short of an essential or desirable amount or number <a poverty of information about the new policies> -- see DEFICIENCY