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Word of the Day 06/07/15 Indigent

Indigent (adjective, noun)
indigent [in-di-juh nt]


adjective
1. lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.
2. Archaic.
a. deficient in what is requisite.
b. destitute (usually followed by of).

noun
3. a person who is indigent.

Can be confused
indigence.
indignant.

Synonyms
1. necessitous, penurious, distressed.

Origin: 1350-1400; Middle English < Latin indigent- (stem of indigēns) present participle of indigēre to need, lack, be poor, equivalent to ind- by-form of in- in-(cf. indagate ) + -ig- (combining form of egēre to need, lack) + -ent- -ent

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