adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from Latin indigent-, indigens, present participle of indigēre to need, from Old Latin indu + Latin egēre to need; perhaps akin to Old High German echerode poor Date: 15th century 1. suffering from indigence ; impoverished 2. a. archaic deficient b. archaic totally lacking in something specified • indigent noun

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  • indigent — indigent, ente [ ɛ̃diʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1265; lat. indigens 1 ♦ Vieilli Qui manque des choses les plus nécessaires à la vie. ⇒ malheureux, misérable, nécessiteux, pauvre. Vieillard indigent qui vit d aumônes. Subst. Personne sans ressources. Aide… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • indigent — in·di·gent / in də jənt/ adj: suffering from indigence the indigent defendant was provided with counsel indigent n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • indigent — indigent, ente (in di jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Qui manque des choses utiles à la vie. •   Dépenser à peine deux mille francs par an pour sa personne, et en donner plus de vingt mille à des familles indigentes, VOLT. Lett. d Argenson, 8 août 1743.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • indigent — indigént adj. m., pl. indigénţi; f. sg. indigéntă, pl. indigénte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  INDIGÉNT, Ă adj. (Liv.) Lipsit, nevoiaş, sărac. [< fr. indigent …   Dicționar Român

  • Indigent — In di*gent, a. [L. indigent, L. indigens, p. p. of indigere to stand in need of, fr. OL. indu (fr. in in) + L. egere to be needy, to need.] [1913 Webster] 1. Wanting; void; free; destitute; used with of. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigent — in‧di‧gent [ˈɪndɪdʒnt] adjective formal not having any money or possessions: • Hospitals continue to provide uncompensated care for the indigent. * * * indigent UK US /ˈɪndɪdʒənt/ adjective FORMAL ► very poor: » …   Financial and business terms

  • indigent — (adj.) c.1400, from O.Fr. indigent, from L. indigentem (see INDIGENCE (Cf. indigence)). As a noun, poor person, from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • indigent — INDIGENT, [indig]ente. adj. Necessiteux, pauvre. Assister ceux qui sont indigents. il estoit si indigent que …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • indigent — [in′di jənt] adj. [ME indygent < OFr < L indigens, prp. of indegere, to be in need < OL indu (L in), in + egere, to need < IE base * eg , lack > ON ekla] 1. in poverty; poor; needy; destitute 2. Archaic lacking; destitute ( of) n.… …   English World dictionary

  • indigent — adj *poor, needy, destitute, penniless, impecunious, poverty stricken, necessitous Antonyms: opulent Contrasted words: *rich, wealthy, affluent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indigent — [adj] poor beggared, busted, destitute, down and out*, flat broke*, hard up*, homeless, impecunious, impoverished, in want, necessitous, needy, penniless, penurious, povertystricken; concept 334 Ant. rich, wealthy …   New thesaurus

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