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poverty-stricken

adjective uk   /ˈpɒv.ə.tiˌstrɪk.ən/  us   /ˈpɑː.vɚ.t̬i-/
A poverty-stricken person or place is suffering from the effects of being extremely poor: Some beggars are neither poverty-stricken nor homeless. There are few jobs for the peasants who have flooded into the cities from the poverty-stricken countryside in search of work.
Translations of “poverty-stricken”
in Chinese (Traditional) 貧困的,一貧如洗的…
in Russian очень бедный…
in Turkish fukara, sefalet/yokluk içinde, çok yoksul…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贫困的,一贫如洗的…
in Polish dotknięty biedą…
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