Poverty vs Ignorance - What's the difference?

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As a noun poverty

is the quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.

As a proper noun ignorance is

a personification of ignorance.

poverty

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • The quality or state of being poor or indigent; want or scarcity of means of subsistence; indigence; need.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=Towards the end of poverty
  • , date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838, page=11, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=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.}}
  • Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness; as, poverty of soil; poverty of the blood; poverty of ideas.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Antonyms

    * See also

    ignorance

    Alternative forms

    * ignoraunce

    Noun

  • The condition of being uninformed or uneducated. Lack of knowledge or information.
  • Derived terms

    * ignorant * willful ignorance * ignorance is bliss

    Synonyms

    * unawareness * blindness