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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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