impoverished impoverished  /ɪm ˈpɑv rɪʃt/


  1. (adj) poor enough to need help from others
  2. (adj) destroyed financially


  1. He was born across the mountains from the great coastal cities of Brazil, in the impoverished town of Tres Coracoes.
  2. A number of impoverished states including Montana, Texas and New Mexico have relatively low levels of obesity.
  3. Investors and philanthropists have been astonished that your impoverished clients repay 99% of these loans on time.


  1. Nigerian insurgents slaying schoolteachers, children

    Nigeria’s Islamist Boko Haram militia is destroying schools, killing students and teachers, in an impoverished, long-neglected part of the country, where children were already struggling to receive an education.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Wright-Patt C-17 to fly more than half a million meals to Haiti

    An Air Force Reserve C-17 Globemaster III hauling more than a half a million meals began a humanitarian aid mission Friday to the impoverished nation of Haiti. A 445th Airlift Wing crew of 36 people was due to drop off the equivalent of 541,728 meals once 90,000 pounds of food was loaded into the giant cargo jet on the tarmac outside unit headquarters at Wright-Patterson. “A lot of times we’re ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Springfield News-Sun

  3. Local Airlift Wing to deliver meals to Haiti

        A C-17 cargo jet based at Wright-Patterson will fly more than 540,000 meals to impoverished Haiti on Friday, the Air Force Reserve said. The Globemaster III jet is part of the Air Force Reserve 445th Airlift Wing based at Wright-Patterson. Cincinnati-based Kids Against Hunger, a ministry of A Child’s Hope International, will provide the food. The mission is part of the Denton Program, which ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WHIO-TV 7 Dayton


  1. Forsyth said he came here for "the flavor, the odor, of a pretty washed up, impoverished, failed West African mangrove swamp."
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Frederick Forsyth Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "A relatively comfortable standard of living has been achieved for the people as a whole but the trend of a growing gap in incomes distribution has not been thoroughly reversed," Hu said. "There are still a considerable number of impoverished...
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Hu Jintao Source: Washington Post

  3. Bill Nighy said, "Meeting some of the most impoverished and vulnerable children in the world has been a humbling experience. Yet, despite the adversity these children face, optimism and hope is strong. Just seeing how Comic Relief UK has already...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Bill Nighy Source: e-Travel Blackboard (press release)

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /