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English noun: poorness

1. poorness (state) the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions


Synonymsimpoverishment, poverty


Broader (hypernym)financial condition


Narrower (hyponym)deprivation, destitution, impecuniousness, indigence, need, neediness, pauperism, pauperization, pennilessness, penuriousness, penury, privation, want


Antonymswealth, wealthiness

2. poorness (attribute) less than adequate


SamplesThe relative poorness of New England farmland.


Broader (hypernym)aridity, barrenness, fruitlessness

3. poorness (attribute) the quality of being meager


SamplesAn exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes.


Synonymsexiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness


Broader (hypernym)deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency


Narrower (hyponym)abstemiousness, spareness, sparseness, sparsity, thinness, wateriness

4. poorness (attribute) the quality of being poorly made or maintained


SamplesShe was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography.


Broader (hypernym)inferiority, low quality









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