Destitute Definition

dĕstĭ-to͝ot, -tyo͝ot
Lacking resources or the means of subsistence; completely impoverished.
American Heritage
Not having; being without; lacking (with of)
Destitute of trees.
Webster's New World
Lacking the necessities of life; living in complete poverty.
Webster's New World
Abandoned; forsaken.
Webster's New World

Origin of Destitute

  • Middle English from Latin dēstitūtus past participle of dēstituere to abandon dē- de- statuere to set stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dēstitūtus.

    From Wiktionary

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