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English adjective: poor

1. poor deserving or inciting pity


SamplesA 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.


Synonymshapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched


Similarunfortunate


Antonymsfortunate

2. poor having little money or few possessions


SamplesDeplored the gap between rich and poor countries.
The proverbial poor artist living in a garret.


Similarbroke, 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


See alsounderprivileged


Attributefinancial condition


Antonymsrich

3. poor characterized by or indicating poverty


SamplesThe country had a poor economy.
They lived in the poor section of town.


Similarbeggarly, mean, slummy


Antonymsrich

4. poor lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances


SamplesA poor land.
The area was poor in timber and coal.
Food poor in nutritive value.


Similarresourceless


Antonymsrich

5. poor not sufficient to meet a need


SamplesAn inadequate income.
A poor salary.
Money is short.
On short rations.
Food is in short supply.
Short on experience.


Synonymsinadequate, short


Similardeficient, insufficient


Antonymssufficient

6. poor unsatisfactory


SamplesA poor light for reading.
Poor morale.
Expectations were poor.


Similarbad


Antonymsgood


English noun: poor

1. poor (group) people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)


SamplesThe urban poor need assistance.


Synonymspoor people


Broader (hypernym)people


Narrower (hyponym)homeless, needy


Domain usageplural, plural form


Antonymsrich, rich people









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