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indigence Explained

indigence at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1375, from O.Fr. indigence (13c.), from L. indigentia, from indigentem (nom. indigens), prp. of indigere "to need," from indu "in, within" + egere "be in need, want." ///

indigence at French => English Of Explained:

need, neediness

indigence at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "indigence":
bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary,
deprivation, destitution, empty purse, grinding poverty, gripe,
hand-to-mouth existence, homelessness, impecuniousness,
impoverishment, lack, mendicancy, moneylessness, necessitousness,
necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, pauperization, penury,
pinch, privation, want

indigence at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Insufficiency): insufficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, incompetence, deficiency, incompleteness, imperfection, shortcoming, paucity, scarcity, dearth, want, need, lack, poverty, exigency, inanition, starvation, famine, drought, indigence.

[N] (Poverty): poverty, indigence, penury, pauperism, destitution, want, need, neediness, lack, necessity, privation, poorness.

Indigence at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Indigence \In"di*gence\, n. [L. indigentia: cf. F. indigence.
See {Indigent}.]
The condition of being indigent; want of estate, or means of
comfortable subsistence; penury; poverty; as, helpless,
indigence. --Cowper.

Syn: Poverty; penury; destitution; want; need; privation;
lack. See {Poverty}.

indigence at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
homeless" [syn: {need}, {penury}, {beggary}, {pauperism},

indigence at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » enm, late 14th century, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » indigence|lang=fro (13th century), from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » indigentia|lang=la, from Inter: term » indigentem|lang=la, form of Inter: term » indigere||to need|lang=la, from Inter: term » indu||in, within|lang=la + Inter: term » egere||be in need, want|lang=la.Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
Only relation to antonym Inter: term » affluence|lang=en is common Latinate suffix Inter: suffix » |ence.


Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • extreme poverty or destitution


    * indigency


    * affluence

    Related terms

    * indigent


    Inter: trans-top » poverty
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|behoeftigheid|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бедность|f|tr=bednost'|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|нужда|f|tr=nuzhda|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Old French


    Inter: etyl » la|fro Inter: term » indigentia|indigentia|lang=la.


    Inter: fro-noun » f
  • Inter: l » en|indigence Inter: gloss » poverty; lacking


    * English: Inter: l » en|indigence
    • French: Inter: l » fr|indigence


      * Inter: R:Godefroy » supplement=1

    Translation: et » indigence
    Translation: el » indigence
    Translation: fr » indigence
    Translation: io » indigence
    Translation: hu » indigence
    Translation: mg » indigence
    Translation: my » indigence
    Translation: pl » indigence
    Translation: ru » indigence
    Translation: ta » indigence
    Translation: te » indigence
    Translation: vi » indigence
    Translation: zh » indigence