Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Not possessing; entirely lacking; with of.

Part of speech: adjective

Being in want; extremely poor.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Lydia Maria Child.