[ noun ] the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions

Used in print

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

O_'_Banion was born in poverty , the son of an immigrant Irish plasterer , in the North_Side 's Little_Hell , close by the Sicilian quarter and Death_Corner .

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

But Thorpe saw also the hardships of pioneer existence , the cultural poverty of the frontier_settlements , and the slack morality which abounded in the new regions .