a. poor; experiencing want or need; impoverished
Someone who is truly indigent can't even afford to buy a pack of cigarettes.
Sentence in Classic:
Times had changed, money was scarce, but nothing had altered the rule of Southern life that families always made room gladly for indigent or unmarried female relatives.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
As his factory was a centre, a new quarter, in which there were a good many indigent families, rose rapidly around him; he established there a free dispensary.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
She had not spirits to notice her in more than a few repulsive looks, but she felt her as a spy, and an intruder, and an indigent niece, and everything most odious.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Bumble, deprived of their situations, were gradually reduced to great indigence and misery, and finally became paupers in that very same workhouse in which they had once lorded it over others.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Marius liked this candid old man who saw himself gradually falling into the clutches of indigence, and who came to feel astonishment, little by little, without, however, being made melancholy by it.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context