Translation of "poverty-stricken" - English-Spanish dictionary


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.

muy pobre
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.

(Translation of “poverty-stricken” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)