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READING  キュウ、きわ-める、きわ-まる
MEANING  hard up
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
きゅうち
dilemma, predicament
こんきゅうしゃ
the poor or needy or destitute
きゅうすればつうず
Necessity is the mother of invention, There is always some way out of a difficulty if you really look for one
きゅうぼう
poverty
きゅうす
to be hard pressed, to be at a loss, to become poor, to be reduced to poverty
 
Example sentences
窮地
まさかそのような窮地に立たされているとは露知らず。
Good grief! I had no idea you had been placed in such a tight spot.
困窮者
彼らは困窮者に毛布を供給した。
The city supplied the needy with blankets.
窮すれば通ず
窮すれば通ず。
Necessity is the mother of invention.
窮乏
彼はそんな窮乏の中でどうやって暮らしていたのか。
How did he make his living in such poverty?
 
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