HyperDic: poorness

English > 4 senses of the word poorness:
NOUNstatepoorness, poverty, impoverishmentthe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
attributepoornessless than adequate
attributepoorness, meagerness, meagreness, leanness, scantiness, scantness, exiguitythe quality of being meager
attributepoornessthe quality of being poorly made or maintained
English > poorness: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions.
Synonymspoverty, impoverishment
NarrowerdestitutionA state without friends or money or prospects
impecuniousness, pennilessness, penuriousnessA state of lacking money
indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperizationA state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution
privation, want, deprivation, needinessA state of extreme / extreme poverty
Broaderfinancial conditionThe condition of (corporate or personal) finances
Oppositewealth, wealthinessThe state of being rich and affluent
Spanishdesabrigo, empobrecimiento, inopia, miseria, pauperismo, pobretería, pobreza
Catalanempobriment, fretura, misèria, pobre, pobresa
Adjectivespoorhaving little money or few possessions
poorcharacterized by or indicating poverty
English > poorness: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningless than adequate.
Example"the relative poorness of New England farmland"
Broaderfruitlessness, aridity, barrennessThe quality of yielding nothing of value
Spanishindigencia, pobreza
Catalanindigencia, indigència, pobresa
Adjectivespoorlacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
English > poorness: 4 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being meager.
Synonymsmeagerness, meagreness, leanness, scantiness, scantness, exiguity
Narrowerabstemiousnessrestricted to bare necessities
sparseness, spareness, sparsity, thinnessThe property of being scanty or scattered
waterinessmeagerness or poorness connoted by a superfluity of water (in a literary style as well as in a food)
Broaderinsufficiency, inadequacy, deficiencylack of an adequate quantity or number
Spanishescasez, exigüidad, poquedad
Adjectivespoorlacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
poornot sufficient to meet / meet a need
English > poorness: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being poorly made or maintained.
Example"she was unrecognizable because of the poorness of the photography"
Broaderinferiority, low qualityAn inferior quality
Spanishmala calidad, pobreza
Catalanmala qualitat, pobresa

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