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Adjective: poor (poorer,poorest)  por or pûr
  1. Deserving or inciting pity
    "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs";
    - hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched
  2. Having little money or few possessions
    "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
  3. Of insufficient quantity to meet a need
    "a poor salary"; "the jejune diets of the very poor";
    - inadequate, short, jejune
  4. Characterized by or indicating poverty
    "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"
  5. 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"
Noun: poor  por or pûr
  1. People without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    "the urban poor need assistance";
    - poor people

Sounds like: patience, patientw, poor, por

Derived forms: poors, poorest, poorer

See also: badly-off, beggarly, broke [informal], bust [informal], cash-strapped [informal], deficient, destitute, dirt-poor [informal], financial condition, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, in straitened circumstances, indigent, insufficient, mean, moneyless, necessitous, needy, penniless, penurious, pinched, poverty-stricken, resourceless, skint [Brit, informal], slummy, stone-broke [N. Amer, informal], stony-broke [Brit, informal], strapped [informal], strapped for cash [informal], underprivileged, unfortunate, unprovided for

Type of: people

Antonym: rich, rich people

Encyclopedia: Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby