English adjective: poor
|1.||poor deserving or inciting pity|
|Samples||A hapless victim.|
Miserable victims of war.
The shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic.
Piteous appeals for help.
Pitiable homeless children.
A pitiful fate.
Oh, you poor thing.
His poor distorted limbs.
A wretched life.
|Synonyms||hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched|
|2.||poor having little money or few possessions|
|Samples||Deplored the gap between rich and poor countries.|
The proverbial poor artist living in a garret.
|Similar||broke, bust, destitute, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, in straitened circumstances, indigent, moneyless, necessitous, needy, penniless, penurious, pinched, poverty-stricken, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke, unprovided for|
|3.||poor characterized by or indicating poverty|
|Samples||The country had a poor economy.|
They lived in the poor section of town.
|Similar||beggarly, mean, slummy|
|4.||poor lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances|
|Samples||A poor land.|
The area was poor in timber and coal.
Food poor in nutritive value.
|5.||poor not sufficient to meet a need|
|Samples||An inadequate income.|
A poor salary.
Money is short.
On short rations.
Food is in short supply.
Short on experience.
|Samples||A poor light for reading.|
Expectations were poor.
English noun: poor
|1.||poor (group) people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)|
|Samples||The urban poor need assistance.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||homeless, needy|
|Domain usage||plural, plural form|
|Antonyms||rich, rich people|