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poverty

1 noun lack of moneybochtaineacht fem3  c m uanás masc1  c m udealús masc1  c m u to be in poverty bheith beo bocht, bheith fann folamh they're living in extreme poverty (also they're living in absolute poverty, they're living in abject poverty) níl acu ach ón lámh go dtí an béal, tá siad ar an anás 2 noun REL as religious commitmentbochtaineacht fem3  c m ubochtanas masc1  c m u a vow of poverty móid bhochtaineachta
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3 noun pejorative low level, standardeaspa fem4  c m uganntanas masc1  c m udíth fem2  c m ua poverty of ideas easpa smaointedue to the poverty of resources mar gheall ar an nganntanas acmhainní
phrases

to plead poverty

béal bocht a dhéanamhhe was pleading poverty chuir sé béal bocht air féin

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