American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Experiencing want or need; impoverished. See Synonyms at poor.
- adj. Archaic Lacking or deficient.
- n. A needy or destitute person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wanting; lacking: followed by of.
- Lacking means of comfortable subsistence or support; wanting necessary resources; needy; poor.
- Synonyms Destitute, necessitous, reduced.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Wanting; void; free; destitute; -- used with
- adj. Destitute of property or means of comfortable subsistence; needy; poor; in want; necessitous.
- adj. poor enough to need help from others
- Circa 1400, Middle French, from Latin indigentem, form of indigere ("to need"), from indu ("in, within") + egere ("be in need, want"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin indigēns, indigent-, present participle of indigēre, to need : indu-, in; see en in Indo-European roots + egēre, to lack. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He, to hear my mother's name made a byword and reproach, myself alluded to as the indigent daughter of an outcast, -- he, who seemed already lifted as high above me on the eagle wings of fortune, as the eyry of the king-bird is above the nest of the swallow, -- it was more than I could bear.”
“Bruce Harris says, "The word indigent and veteran should never go together.”
“This creep claims he is "indigent" -- but can afford at least $200,000 to get out of jail???”
“In March, Mayor Bloomberg issued an executive order that would require defense lawyers for so-called indigent defendants to be selected by a competitive bidding process.”
“Also called indigent drug programs, charitable drug programs, or medication assistance programs, PAPs are set up by drug companies, and you can find one relevant to you by searching the Web, or via online directories like RxAssist.”
“The next to be loved is the stranger, the orphan, the widow and the indigent, that is to say those citizens that are without a “defender”.”
“Provision of healthcare for the indigent is a major responsibility of the County government.”
“The lack of a uniform approach to identifying and addressing the needs of the indigent was a key factor which continued to limit the delivery of basic services.”
“Calling indigent burials in Cook County "appalling," Sheriff Thomas Dart today pushed for measures that would stop the practice of burying several people in one casket and would limit the number of bodies that can be stacked on top of each other.”
“Calling indigent burials in Cook County "appalling," Sheriff Thomas Dart today pushed for measures that would stop the practice of burying several bodies in one casket and would limit the number that can be stacked on top of each other.”
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