Living without or struggling to pay for basic essentials required to live, ie; food, clothes, water, housing or health care.

Many percieve that poverty only exists in third world countries, but the reality is, you will find poverty in almost every country in the world, even in developed countries like the USA, Britain, Canada, Australia ect.
In the UK alone, it is thought that up to 40% of children live in poverty. First world country my arse.
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When your family dosen't have any money and lives a horrible existence. It's really not anything to joke about.

Poverty is when your family is lazy and live in section 8 housing units and get state government checks just to get by.

Poverty is when you get made fun of for not wearing anything clean or nice to school and being known as one of "poorest kids at school" and laughed at.

Poverty is when no one likes you at school because of it.

Poverty is when your mom keeps having baby after baby just to get her welfare check to support her habit.

Poverty is when your mom gives you up and no one likes you and you wonder if you'll end up the same as her.
Poverty is a hellish existence and I live it.
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Poverty is a state of being extremely poor and born children a born with extreme poverty. It is a condition where people's basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter are not being met.
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Ethan: “Man our student section sucks.”
Max: “Yeah, it’s so poverty.”
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Poverty is when you can't afford an internet connection, bro.
poverty is something you're not in
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1. the state of being extremely poor.
2. a song by Experimental
"Poverty is everywhere, but nobody seems to notice. I guess most people don't care, living a life that's rare"
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A virtual non-existant condition in the US since 99.9% of its citizens have access to shelter, food, and safe drinking water.
The welfare recipient complained about his poverty while watching his T.V. and enjoying microwaved taquitos. He had no idea of the abyssmal conditions elsewhere.
by P. Kaltenbach July 11, 2008
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