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Definition of "antipoverty" []

  • Created or intended to alleviate poverty: antipoverty programs. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antipoverty" in a sentence
  • "It appears that Ms. Wayne feels that an "antipoverty" candidate must be impoverished."
  • "Although Okun's rule focused specifically on "antipoverty" programs, it can be argued that nearly all government outlays are transfers."
  • "It was also the strategy behind Head Start and other programs of the War on Poverty: They gave parents and local communities a big role in spending money and governing antipoverty agencies."