how to pronounce destitution


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destitution is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… and destitution and evil paint it but be …”

meanings of destitution


  1. Discharge from office; dismissal.
  2. An extreme state of poverty, in which a person is almost completely lacking in resources or means of support.
  3. The condition of lacking something.
  4. The action of deserting or abandoning.

destitution frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word destitution occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

topics destitution can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that destitution can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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