约1400年,源自中古法語,源自拉丁語 indigentem,源自indigēre (需要),源自indu (在...里) + egēre (需要,想要)[1][2]


  • IPA(幫助)/ˈɪndɪd͡ʒənt/
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  • IPA(幫助)/ɪnˈd(a)ɪd͡ʒənt/ (非标准,主用于菲律宾)


indigent (比較級 more indigent最高級 most indigent)

  1. 贫困的,贫穷
    近義詞: destitutepoor;亦參見Thesaurus:impoverished
    反義詞: affluent
    • 1830, Thomas Ritchie, Journal of the House of Delegates of the Commonwealth of Virginia[1],頁號 422:
      Many of the indigent children are so badly provided for by their parents, with both food and raiment, that they cannot attend school regularly; []
    • 1932, Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Prodigal Son”, 出自 Nicodemus:
      And were I not a thing for you and me
      To execrate in angish, you would be
      As indigent a stranger to surprise,
      I fear, as I was once, and as unwise.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      I had since my introduction to the prince been sensitive to the fact that he must think an obviously indigent soldier of fortune will sooner or later open the subject of a subscription to the Greek Cause.
    • 2011, Carla Ulbrich, How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This?: Reclaim Your Health With Humor, Creativity, and Grit[2], Tell Me Press, →ISBN,頁號 65:
      Because of this, when my second major health fiasco happened, I had no insurance, so I went to a teaching hospital where they took indigent patients.
    • 2013, Larry J. Siegel & John L. Worral, Essentials of Criminal Justice[3], Wadsworth, →ISBN,頁號 162:
      In numerous Supreme Court decisions since Gideon v. Wainwright, the states have been required to provide counsel for indigent defendants at virtually all other stages of the criminal process, beginning with arrest and concluding with the defendant's release from the system.
  2. (古舊) (具体)缺乏...的
    • 1620, Francis Bacon, Instauratio Magnus, Part III, Section ii, subsection "Liquifaction":
      Again some Bodies dissolve both in Fire and Water, as Gums; &c. And these are such, as have both Plenty of Spirit; and their tangible Parts indigent of Moisture: the former promotes the Dilatation of the Spirits by the Fire and the latter stimulates the Parts to receive the Liquor.
    • 1701, Richard Steele, The Funeral: or, Grief A-la-mode, act II, scene 1:
      Will Providence guard us? How do I ſee that our Sex is naturally Indigent of Protection?—I hope it is in Fate to crown our Loves; for 'tis only in the Protection of Men of Honour, that we are naturally truly Safe []


indigent (複數 indigents)

  1. 贫困的人,穷人
    • 1975, Robertson Davies, World of Wonders[4], Penguin Books, 出版於 1976, →ISBN,頁號 161:
      I liked the streets best, so I walked and stared, and slept in a Salvation Army hostel for indigents. But I was no indigent; I was rich in feeling, and that was a luxury I had rarely known.
    • 2009, Mara Vorhees, Moscow[5], Lonely Planet, →ISBN,頁號 29:
      The influx of indigents overwhelmed the city's meagre social services and affordable accommodation.
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  1. Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “indigent”, 在线词源词典》(Online Etymology Dictionary
  2. Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “indigence”, 在线词源词典》(Online Etymology Dictionary




源自拉丁語 indigentem,源自indigēre (需要),源自indu (在...里) + egere (需要,想要)



indigent (陰性 indigente,陽性複數 indigents,陰性複數 indigentes)

  1. 一贫如洗
    近義詞: très pauvre
  2. 空洞


indigent m (複數 indigents,陰性 indigente)

  1. 穷人





  1. indigeō第三人稱複數現在時主動態直陳式



借自法語 indigent


indigent m n (陰性單數 indigentă,陽性複數 indigenți,陰性和中性複數 indigente)

  1. 贫困