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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
poverty, destitution, privation, indigence, penurydénuement, indigence, pauvretéNot, Armut, Bedürftigkeit, Mangel, Knappheit

ON: キュウ, キョウKUN: きわ.める, きわ.まる, きわ.まり, きわ.み
hard up, destitute, suffer, perplexed, cornered

ON: ボウKUN: とぼ.しい, とも.しい
destitution, scarce, limited

Example sentences
飢饉が人々にひどい窮乏をもたらした。Parts: 飢饉 (ききん), 人々 (ひとびと), 酷い (ひどい), 窮乏 (きゅうぼう), 齎す (もたらす)Famine caused great distress among the people.
Die Hungersnot brachte die Menschen in schwere Bedrängnis.

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