- noun1. the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions• Hypernyms: ↑financial condition• Hyponyms:↑privation, ↑want, ↑deprivation, ↑neediness, ↑destitution, ↑indigence, ↑need, ↑penury, ↑pauperism, ↑pauperization, ↑impecuniousness, ↑pennilessness, ↑penuriousness2. the act of making someone poor• Derivationally related forms: ↑impoverish, ↑pauperise (for: ↑pauperisation), ↑pauperize (for: ↑pauperization)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.