how to pronounce destitute


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the above transcription of destitute is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

destitute is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of destitute in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… died destitute in an aparment little …”

meanings of destitute


  1. Lacking money; poor, impoverished.
  2. Lacking something; devoid.


  1. To impoverish; to strip of wealth, resources, etc.

destitute frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word destitute occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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