Lacking something; devoid; especially lacking money; poor, impoverished, poverty-stricken. (adjective)
Examples of word destitute
The number of destitute is greatly reduced, there is strong national pride, and the general populace is VERY optimistic about where they are going.
But men scarcely take pleasure at all in these things, at least those whom we call destitute of self-control do not, but only in the actual enjoyment which arises entirely from the sense of Touch, whether in eating or in drinking, or in grosser lusts.
Charlottesville to open a pay school for colored pupils, but had not been successful, and having used all her money was in destitute circumstances so she came to us for aid and sympathy.
As they rode home they passed a row of almshouses that Gifford had built and endowed for the widows of small Catholic tradesmen who had been left in destitute circumstances.
Nor is even the first heroine of the name destitute of a certain strange beauty in her fierceness, or of honesty in the midst of perverted passion and passionate perversity.