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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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It would seem to be evidence of a poverty of thought when one of our bishops resorts to name-calling and false labeling in an attempt to silence members of his flock (NCR, Dec.
While freedom of speech and journalistic freedom allow editors to articulate knowledge on any subject, views rooted in ignorance, conscious distortions, misinformation and poverty of thought ridicules the integrity of the editorial collective.
It is a policy which arises from poverty of thought and more seriously the poverty resulting from the lack of love.

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