indigence indigence


  • (n) a state of extreme poverty or destitution


  1. It is largely in determining what constitutes medical indigence that many state plans have become hopelessly enmeshed in red tape.
  2. States wishing to participate were to establish phased programs, with each state defining its own standards of indigence.
  3. The legitimate result is my present state of general debility, indigence, and mental aberration.


  • MSNBC Hosts: The Word ‘War’ in ‘War on Poverty’ Has Lost ‘Positive Moral Force’

    The host of The Cycle on Wednesday expressed deep concern with the rising level of poverty and the inequality of incomes which they said perpetuates that indigence. Circling back to the 1960s when Lyndon Johnson initiated the War on Poverty, host Ari Melber observed that this is a dated term and that few politicians would or should be comfortable using the term “war” in a positive fashion.
    on January 9, 2014     Source: Mediaite


  1. "If the system that governed Honduras for 40 years had resolved the poverty, the indigence, the exclusion of more than 4 million Hondurans, we wouldn't be looking to the south, toward socialism," Zelaya said on Aug. 25 in Tegucigalpa as he...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Manuel Zelaya Source: Bloomberg

  2. He polished up a new campaign slogan, borrowed from Independence hero Jose Maria Morelos, saying he wants to "moderate both indigence and opulence" in Mexico, reflecting a more centrist image and his concern about the unequal distribution of wealth.
    on May 6, 2005 By: Jose Maria Morelos Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /