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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (general)
a. abject poverty
Viví en la indigencia por dos semanas hasta que encontré un trabajo y pude pagarme una habitación.I lived in abject poverty for two weeks until I found a job and could pay for a room.
b. absolute poverty
Según la última investigación, un diez por ciento de la población es pobre y el cuatro por ciento vive en la indigencia.According to the latest research, ten percent of the population is poor, and four percent live in absolute poverty.
c. destitution
La familia vivía en la indigencia y ni siquiera tenía acceso al sistema de salud.The family was living in destitution and didn't even have access to the health service.
d. indigence
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
Nadie quiere estar condenado a una vida de indigencia.No one wants to be condemned to a life of indigence.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. destitution, poverty
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poverty; destitution
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