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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A state of extreme poverty or destitution.

Usage examples (33)
  • The problem in 1834 was the reduction of able-bodied pauperism, to effect which the workhouse test was applied.
  • Even the kind of pauperism and crime in which they indulged was particularly disgraceful.
  • Its administration is confined to that pauperism which is so despairing as to allow itself to be caught and detained.
  • He mentally oscillated between pauperism and riches. for more
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