(comparative more indigently, superlative most indigently)
- In an indigent manner.
Variant of indigent
- in poverty; poor; needy; destitute
- Archaic lacking; destitute (of)
Origin of indigentMiddle English indygent ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin indigens, present participle of indegere, to be in need ; from Old Latin indu (L in), in + egere, to need ; from Indo-European base an unverified form eg-, lack from source Old Norse ekla
an indigent person