poverty

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poverty

noun absence, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassed circumstances, exigency, famine, humbleness, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, insolvency, lack, leanness, loss of fortune, meagerness, mendicancy, mendicity, narrow means, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, needy circumstances, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, penury, poor circumstances, privation, reduced circumstances, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, slender means, sparseness, starvation, straitened circumstances, straits, subsistence level, tenuitas, unprosperousness, want
Associated concepts: proceed in forma pauperus
See also: dearth, deficiency, indigence, paucity, privation
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6) Religious reform was always, to some extent, concerned with questions of religious poverty, given that poverty was such a central Christian ideal.
Lollardism preached the dropping of enforced celibacy, the extension of religious poverty and the translation of the bible into English, but some preachers went too far extending their beliefs into free love, although Grace was not one of those.
The spiritual emptiness of our time is a symptom of its religious poverty, but it also presents an opportunity for deepening one's religious life.