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Definition of "indigent" []

  • Experiencing want or need; impoverished. See Synonyms at poor. (adjective)
  • Archaic Lacking or deficient. (adjective)
  • A needy or destitute person. (noun)

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 "indigent" in a sentence
  • "He, to hear my mother's name made a byword and reproach, myself alluded to as the indigent daughter of an outcast, -- he, who seemed already lifted as high above me on the eagle wings of fortune, as the eyry of the king-bird is above the nest of the swallow, -- it was more than I could bear."
  • "Bruce Harris says, "The word indigent and veteran should never go together.""
  • "This creep claims he is "indigent" -- but can afford at least $200,000 to get out of jail???"