What does the word destitute mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Not possessing; entirely lacking; with of.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Being in want; extremely poor.

Usage examples for destitute

  1. Neither Creator nor a creature ever, Son," he began, " was destitute of love Natural or spiritual; and thou knowest it. – Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
  2. By this sad accident his daughter, a pretty girl and a good singer, was left destitute. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  3. This instance shows that even slaves are not quite destitute of feeling- yet we could not wonder at it, if they were. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child