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  Definition of poor
  1. deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor d
  2. yielding little by great labor; "a hardscrabble farm"; "poor soil"
  3. unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"
  4. low in degree; "expectations were poor"
  5. having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
  6. badly supplied with desirable qualities or substances; "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"
  7. characterized by or indicating lack of money; "the country had a poor economy"
  8. not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
  9. moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"; "he would make a poor spy"
Similar Words: hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, hardscrabble, inadequate, short, mediocre, second-rate

 

See Also: underprivileged

 

Attributes: financial condition, economic condition

 

Anagrams: prop

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: varfër   Catalan: pobre  
Chinese: and 贫乏 and 可怜   Croatian: siromašan  
Danish: fattig   Dutch: arm  
Finnish: köyhä and kehno and raukka   French: pauvre and piètre and pitoyable  
Frisian: earm   German: arm and armselig  
Greek: φτωχός   Hebrew: עני  
Hindi: गरीब   Hungarian: szegény  
Irish: bocht   Italian: misero and povero  
Japanese: 貧しい and 哀れな   Korean: 가난한  
Latin: pauper   Norwegian: dårlig and fattig and stakkars  
Polish: biedny   Portuguese: pobre  
Russian: бедный and жалкий   Slovene: reven  
Spanish: pobre   Swahili: maskini  
Swedish: dålig and fattig and stackars   Telugu: నాసి and పాపం and బీద  
 
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