Synonyms of poverty-stricken in English:


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1‘his family was poverty-stricken and starving’

extremely poor, impoverished, destitute, penniless, on one's beam-ends, as poor as a church mouse, without a sou, dirt poor, in penury, penurious, impecunious, indigent, needy, needful, in need, in want, unable to make ends meet, down and out, necessitous, beggarly, moneyless, bankrupt, in straitened circumstances
British on the breadline, without a penny, without a penny to one's name
informal broke, flat broke, cleaned out, strapped for cash, strapped, on one's uppers
British informal stony broke, skint, without two farthings to rub together, without two pennies to rub together, in Queer Street
North American informal stone broke
rare pauperized, beggared