Synonyms of destitute in English:


See definition of destitute


1‘her parents died and she was left destitute’

penniless, impoverished, poverty-stricken, poor, impecunious, indigent, down and out, pauperized, without a penny to one's name, without two farthings to rub together, without two pennies to rub together
insolvent, ruined
needy, in need, in want, hard up, on the breadline, hard-pressed, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, deprived, disadvantaged, distressed, badly off
beggarly, beggared
informal on one's uppers, up against it, broke, flat broke, strapped, strapped for cash, without a brass farthing, without a bean, without a sou, as poor as a church mouse, on one's beam-ends
British informal stony broke, skint, boracic, boracic lint
North American informal stone broke, without a red cent, on skid row
formal penurious


2‘we were destitute of clothing’

devoid, bereft, deprived, in need
bankrupt, empty, drained, exhausted, depleted, bare, denuded
lacking, without, deficient in, wanting
informal sans

well provided with