Adjective Definition


1.Definition: characterized by or indicating poverty

"The country had a poor economy", "They lived in the poor section of town"

2.Definition: deserving or inciting pity

"Oh, you poor thing", "His poor distorted limbs"

Related Adjective(s):hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched

3.Definition: having little money or few possessions

"Deplored the gap between rich and poor countries", "The proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

4.Definition: lacking in quality or substances

"A poor land", "The area was poor in timber and coal", "Food poor in nutritive value", "The food in the cafeteria was of poor quality"

5.Definition: of insufficient quantity to meet a need

"A poor salary", "The jejune diets of the very poor"

Related Adjective(s):inadequate, jejune, short

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