HyperDic: poor

English > 6 senses of the word poor:
ADJECTIVEallpoor, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretcheddeserving or inciting pity
allpoorhaving little money or few possessions
allpoorcharacterized by or indicating poverty
allpoorlacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
allpoor, inadequate, short, jejunenot sufficient to meet / meet a need
NOUNgrouppoor, poor peoplepeople without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
poor > pronunciation
Soundspuh'r
Rhymesallure ... Ur: 39 rhymes with uhr...
English > poor: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdeserving or inciting pity.
Examples
  • "Oh, you poor thing"
  • "his poor distorted limbs"
Synonymshapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched
Broaderunfortunatenot favored by fortune
Spanishcuitado, desafortunado, desdichado, desgraciado, desventurado, infeliz, infortunado, lastimoso, miserable, mísero, pobre, triste
Catalandesafortunat, desgraciat, desventurat, dissortat, infeliç, llastimós, miserable, pobre, trist
Adverbspoorly('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner
English > poor: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving little money or few possessions.
Examples
  • "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"
  • "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
Attribute offinancial conditionThe condition of (corporate or personal) finances
Narrowerbroke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-brokelacking funds
destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-strickenPoor enough to need help from others
hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious, pinchednot having enough money to pay for necessities
moneylessHaving no money
unprovided forWithout income or means
See alsounderprivilegedlacking the rights and advantages of other members of society
Oppositerichpossessing material wealth
Spanishpobre
Catalanpobre
Nounspoornessthe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
English > poor: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by or indicating poverty.
Examples
  • "the country had a poor economy"
  • "they lived in the poor section of town"
Narrowerbeggarly, meanmarked by poverty befitting a beggar
slummy(of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty
OppositerichSuggestive of or characterized by great expense
Spanishpobre
Catalanpobre
Nounspoornessthe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
English > poor: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaninglacking in specific resources, qualities or substances.
Examples
  • "a poor land"
  • "the area was poor in timber and coal"
  • "food poor in nutritive value"
Narrowerresourcelesslacking or deficient in natural resources
OppositerichHaving an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources)
Spanishpobre
Catalanpobre
Nounspoornessless than adequate
poornessthe quality of being meager
English > poor: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningnot sufficient to meet / meet a need.
Example "a poor salary"
Synonymsinadequate, short, jejune
Broaderinsufficient, deficientOf a quantity not able to fulfill / fulfill a need or requirement
Spanishbajo, escaso, exiguo, insuficiente
Catalanbaix, escàs, exigu, insuficient
Nounspoornessthe quality of being meager
English > poor: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningPeople without possessions or wealth (considered as a group).
Example"the urban poor need assistance"
Synonympoor people
Narrowerhomelesspoor people who unfortunately do not have a home to live in
needyneedy people collectively
Broaderpeople(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
Oppositerich people, richPeople who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Catalanpobres

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