povertynoun [U]uk /ˈpɒv.ə.ti/ us /ˈpɑː.vɚ.t̬i/
- The problem of poverty is particularly acute in rural areas.
- The closure of the factory brought poverty to the town .
- When is the government going to tackle the problem of poverty in the inner cities?
- I've never witnessed such extremes of wealth and poverty.
- The problems of poverty, homelessness and unemployment are all interconnected.