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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·di·gence /ˈɪndɪʤən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·di·gence n.  The condition of being indigent; lack of estate, or means of comfortable subsistence; penury; poverty; as, helpless indigence.
 Syn: -- Poverty; penury; destitution; want; need; privation; lack. See Poverty.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence
          appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the
          homeless" [syn: need, penury, beggary, pauperism,