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    poor - Dictionary definition and meaning for word poor

    Definition
    (noun) people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    Synonyms : poor people
    Example Sentence
    • the urban poor need assistance
    Definition
    (adj) deserving or inciting pity
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) having little money or few possessions
    Example Sentence
    • deplored the gap between rich and poor countries
    • the proverbial poor artist living in a garret
    Definition
    (adj) characterized by or indicating poverty
    Example Sentence
    • the country had a poor economy
    • they lived in the poor section of town
    Definition
    (adj) lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
    Example Sentence
    • a poor land
    • the area was poor in timber and coal
    • food poor in nutritive value
    Definition
    (adj) not sufficient to meet a need
    Synonyms : inadequate , short
    Example Sentence
    • an inadequate income
    • a poor salary
    • money is short
    • on short rations
    • food is in short supply
    • short on experience
    Definition
    (adj) unsatisfactory
    Example Sentence
    • a poor light for reading
    • poor morale
    • expectations were poor
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