Meaning of “destitute” in the English Dictionary

"destitute" in British English

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destituteadjective

uk /ˈdes.tɪ.tʃuːt/ us /ˈdes.tə.tuːt/

without money, food, a home, or possessions:

The floods left thousands of people destitute.
destitution
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdes.tɪˈtʃuː.ʃən/ us /ˌdes.təˈtuː.ʃən/

Destitution has become a major problem in the capital.

(Definition of “destitute” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"destitute" in American English

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destituteadjective

us /ˈdes·tɪˌtut/

without money, possessions, or any of the things needed to live:

These groups gathered clothing, schoolbooks, and medical supplies for the destitute flood victims.

(Definition of “destitute” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"destitute" in Business English

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destituteadjective

uk /ˈdestɪtjuːt/ us

without money, food, a home, or possessions:

During the global economic crisis many people were left destitute.
destitution
noun [ U ]

Poverty and destitution are widespread in the country.

(Definition of “destitute” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)