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British pronunciation/dˌɛstɪtjˈuːʃən/
American pronunciation/ˈdɛstəˌtuʃən/

a state where basic human needs cannot be met due to a lack of resources and access to necessities

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destitution definition and meaning
1And at the age of 12 I experienced war, destitution in my family, the deaths of 22 of my relatives in horrible ways, as well as the murder of my elder brother.
2And you've left them in destitution.
3Thus, the overall destitution of the English peasantry and rural depopulation should not be solely linked to Enclosure.
4There was a mass empathic response and public outcry, at the destitution that people now were suddenly discovered in their homes.
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