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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (impoverished)
a. indigent
De estudiante, vivía con un grupo de artistas indigentes en París.As a student he lived with a group of indigent artists in Paris.
b. destitute
Muchas personas indigentes mueren de frío en invierno.Many destitute people die of cold in winter.
c. needy
La iglesia está recaudando fondos para construir un albergue para adultos mayores indigentes.The church is collecting funds to build a shelter for needy elderly people.
d. poor
Hay una mujer indigente viviendo en esta calle que no tiene dinero suficiente para alimentarse.There is a poor woman living in this street who doesn't have enough money to buy food.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
masculine or feminine noun
2. (impoverished person)
a. poor person
La madre de los niños regalaba su ropa usada a los indigentes.The children's mother used to give away their old clothes to poor people.
b. destitute person
Ahora la iglesia da de comer a 300 indigentes cada semana.The church is now feeding 300 destitute people every week.
c. indigent
La organización benéfica organiza una olla común para los indigentes y los sin techo.The charity runs a soup kitchen for the homeless and indigents.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. destitute, poor
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (general)
a. poor person
destitute person
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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