Destitute vs Necessitous - What's the difference?

destitute | necessitous |


As adjectives the difference between destitute and necessitous

is that destitute is lacking something; devoid; especially lacking money; poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken while necessitous is (archaic) needy, indigent, destitute, poor.

destitute

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Lacking something; devoid; especially lacking money; poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken.
  • * Bible, Psalm 141:8
  • In thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute .

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    necessitous

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (archaic) Needy, indigent, destitute, poor.
  • * 1843 , , book 2, chapter 6 (“Monk Samson”):
  • For all our vow of poverty, we can by rule amass to the extent of ’two shillings’; but it is to be given to our necessitous kindred, or in charity.
  • (archaic) In need, lacking.
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