Definition of Poor


  • people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    "the urban poor need assistance"
    - poor people


  • unsatisfactory
    "a poor light for reading"
    "poor morale"
    "expectations were poor"
  • not sufficient to meet a need
    "an inadequate income"
    "a poor salary"
    "money is short"
    "on short rations"
    "food is in short supply"
    "short on experience"
  • lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
    "a poor land"
    "the area was poor in timber and coal"
    "food poor in nutritive value"
  • characterized by or indicating poverty
    "the country had a poor economy"
    "they lived in the poor section of town"
  • having little money or few possessions
    "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"
    "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
  • deserving or inciting pity
    "a hapless victim"
    "miserable victims of war"
    "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    "piteous appeals for help"
    "pitiable homeless children"
    "a pitiful fate"
    "Oh, you poor thing"
    "his poor distorted limbs"
    "a wretched life"
    - misfortunate
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble poor

12 unscramble word found using the letters poor.

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