Synonyms of poverty in English:

poverty


See definition of poverty

noun

1‘they experienced years of relentless poverty’

SYNONYMS
penury, destitution, indigence, pennilessness, privation, deprivation, impoverishment, neediness, need, want, hardship, impecuniousness, impecuniosity, hand-to-mouth existence, beggary, pauperism, straitened circumstances, bankruptcy, insolvency
primary poverty
rare pauperdom
ANTONYMS

wealth

2‘poverty of ambition lies at the heart of the matter’

SYNONYMS
scarcity, deficiency, dearth, shortage, paucity, insufficiency, inadequacy, absence, lack, want, deficit, meagreness, limitedness, restrictedness, sparseness, sparsity
rare exiguity
ANTONYMS

abundance

3‘the poverty of their imaginations’

SYNONYMS
inferiority, mediocrity, poorness, barrenness, aridity, sterility