poverty

ˈpɔvətɪ сущ.
1) бедность, нищета, нужда, скудость to breed poverty ≈ плодить нищету to eliminate, eradicate, wipe out poverty ≈ уничтожить бедность abject, dire, extreme, grinding, severe poverty ≈ полная нищета in poverty ≈ в бедности, в нужде, в нищете to live in grinding poverty ≈ нуждаться, жить в крайней нужде Syn : want
2) скудность;
оскудение бедность, нищета - to be reduced to abject * впасть в крайнюю нищету скуд(н) ость, бедность - * of ideas бедность /скудость/ мысли - * of the land скудность /неплодородность/ почвы - he showed a striking * in his knowledge of the problem он продемонстрировал поразительно невежество в этом вопросе нехватка, отсутствие (чего-л.) - * of vitamins отсутствие витаминов - * of intellect недостаток ума - * of (the) blood (медицина) анемия > * row (кинематографический) (профессионализм) мелкие компании, производящие дешевые кинофильмы > * is no sin /disgrace, crime, vice/ (пословица) бедность - не порок > * is not a shame but the being ashamed of it is (пословица) бедность - не порок, стыдиться бедности - не добродетель > when * comes in at the door, love flies out at the window (пословица) когда бедность входит в дверь, любовь уходит в окно absolute ~ абсолютное обнищание;
крайняя нищета poverty бедность, нужда ~ бедность ~ скудность;
оскудение relative ~ относительная бедность

Большой англо-русский и русско-английский словарь. 2001.

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  • poverty — late 12c., from O.Fr. poverte, from L. paupertatem (nom. paupertas) poverty, from pauper (see POOR (Cf. poor)). Seeing so much poverty everywhere makes me think that God is not rich. He gives the appearance of it, but I suspect some financial… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • poverty — ► NOUN 1) the state of being extremely poor. 2) the state of being insufficient in amount. ORIGIN Old French poverte, from Latin pauper poor …   English terms dictionary

  • Poverty — Street children sleeping in Mulberry Street – Jacob Riis photo New York, United States (1890) Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money.[1] Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford …   Wikipedia

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