[ 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 .
wealth financial_condition privation indigence impecuniousness destitution