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destitute - Dictionary definition and meaning for word destitute

(adj) poor enough to need help from others
(adj) completely wanting or lacking
Synonyms : barren , devoid , free , innocent
Example Sentence
  • writing barren of insight
  • young recruits destitute of experience
  • innocent of literary merit
  • the sentence was devoid of meaning

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for destitute

desi+tit+cute like prostitute ->they r poor thats why they det into prostitution.... no hard feelings
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by virajparakh@gmail.com

Break it as DE+INSTITUE...that means the person whi has never been to any INSTITUTE..i.e. who is ILLITERATE is very poor
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by kaustubh

destitute ~ desi (indian) tutors are always ready to teach students in destitute condition for free.
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by Administrator

sounds like desi tute(tution)....so a guy who is attending tution in desi langaues shows he is very poor.
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by preetisoni2411

Dave's attitude (homophone of destitute) looks like a poor's.
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by kguide

Destitute sounds like 'this institute'; Imagine someone advising you "It's not worth studying in this institute, as it's difficult to get a job after studying from there and hence will destitute you (make you poor)."
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by nic42991

Person who is not astute ends up being destitute.
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by omniscient

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