• (RP) IPA: /ˈpɒvəti/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɑːvɚti/

poverty (uncountable)

  1. The quality or state of being poor; lack of money
  2. Any deficiency of elements or resources that are needed or desired, or that constitute richness
    poverty of soil
    poverty of the blood
    poverty of spirit
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