Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Created or intended to alleviate poverty.

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  • adjective that serves to alleviate poverty

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Examples

  • It appears that Ms. Wayne feels that an "antipoverty" candidate must be impoverished.

    New York Times' Leslie Wayne Continues Twisted Jihad Against Edwards

  • Although Okun's rule focused specifically on "antipoverty" programs, it can be argued that nearly all government outlays are transfers.

    Watch Out for Stimulus 'Leaks'

  • It appears that Ms. Wayne feels that an "antipoverty" candidate must be impoverished.

    New York Times' Leslie Wayne Continues Twisted Jihad Against Edwards

  • It appears that Ms. Wayne feels that an "antipoverty" candidate must be impoverished.

    New York Times' Leslie Wayne Continues Twisted Jihad Against Edwards

  • I knew we were headed for a showdown with a number of our allies—in the labor movement, in the antipoverty movement, in city halls across the country—and I felt it was best to confront them out in the open.

    The Good Fight

  • It was also the strategy behind Head Start and other programs of the War on Poverty: They gave parents and local communities a big role in spending money and governing antipoverty agencies.

    The Good Fight

  • It was also the strategy behind Head Start and other programs of the War on Poverty: They gave parents and local communities a big role in spending money and governing antipoverty agencies.

    The Good Fight

  • It made me all the more frustrated that Nixon had blocked our efforts to complete the Great Society agenda of the late 1960s and early 1970s, because a stronger antipoverty policy and a better social safety net could have braked the sharp increase in economic inequality that ensued in America.

    The Good Fight

  • After the backlash against the antipoverty programs of the Great Society, I knew that voters were skeptical of giveaways.

    The Good Fight

  • It made me all the more frustrated that Nixon had blocked our efforts to complete the Great Society agenda of the late 1960s and early 1970s, because a stronger antipoverty policy and a better social safety net could have braked the sharp increase in economic inequality that ensued in America.

    The Good Fight

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