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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɒvəti/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɑːvɚti/
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- The quality or state of being poor; lack of money
- 2013 June 1, “Towards the end of poverty”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 11:
- America’s poverty line is $63 a day for a family of four. In the richer parts of the emerging world $4 a day is the poverty barrier. But poverty’s scourge is fiercest below $1.25 (the average of the 15 poorest countries’ own poverty lines, measured in 2005 dollars and adjusted for differences in purchasing power): people below that level live lives that are poor, nasty, brutish and short.
- A deficiency of something needed or desired
- poverty of soil
- poverty of the blood
- poverty of spirit
- See also Thesaurus:poverty
- See also Thesaurus:wealth
quality or state of being poor
deficiency of elements
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