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Noun: poorness  por-nus or pûr-nus
  1. The state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    - poverty, impoverishment, immiserisation [Brit], immiserization, immiseration
     
  2. Less than adequate
    "the relative poorness of New England farmland"
     
  3. The quality of being meagre
    - meagerness [N. Amer], meagreness [Brit, Cdn], leanness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity
     
  4. The quality of being poorly made or maintained
    "she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography"

Type of: aridity, barrenness, deficiency, financial condition, fruitlessness, inadequacy, inferiority, insufficiency, low quality

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