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Adjective: destitute  'des-ti,t(y)oot
  1. Poor enough to need help from others
    "These struggles produce considerable stress in the lives of the destitute and their families";
    - impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken, dirt-poor
  2. Completely wanting or lacking
    "young recruits destitute of experience";
    - barren, devoid, free, innocent, empty

See also: nonexistent, poor

Encyclopedia: Destitute