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Synonyms for poor
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Wiktionary

  1. pooradjective

    With little or no possessions or money.

    The poor are always with us.

    Synonyms:
    impoverished, wealthless, pitiable, armEtymology 2, inferior

    Antonyms:
    rich

  2. pooradjective

    Of low quality.

    That was a poor performance.

    Synonyms:
    impoverished, wealthless, armEtymology 2, pitiable, inferior

    Antonyms:
    good

  3. pooradjective

    To be pitied.

    Oh you poor little thing.

    Synonyms:
    inferior, armEtymology 2, pitiable, impoverished, wealthless

  4. pooradjective

    Deficient in a specified way.

    Cow's milk is poor in iron.

    Synonyms:
    inferior, wealthless, pitiable, armEtymology 2, impoverished

    Antonyms:
    rich

  5. pooradjective

    inadequate, insufficient

    I received a poor reward for all my hard work.

    Synonyms:
    wealthless, pitiable, inferior, impoverished, armEtymology 2

    Antonyms:
    adequate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. poor people, pooradjective

    people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)

    "the urban poor need assistance"

    Synonyms:
    poor people

    Antonyms:
    rich people, rich, gilded, sufficient, prosperous, sumptuous, princely, well-off, opulent, grand, plush, deluxe, lavish, lush, easy, flush, good, plushy, moneyed, loaded, luxurious, wealthy, comfortable, well-fixed, well-situated, well-heeled, affluent, lucullan, well-to-do, fortunate

  2. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretchedadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    ridiculous, paltry, deplorable, scummy, woeful, slimy, execrable, suffering, scurvy, vile, low-down, despicable, inadequate, low, miserable, worthless, sad, piteous, hapless, lamentable, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, measly, pathetic, short, wretched, silly, sorry, pitiful, abject, unworthy, ugly

    Antonyms:
    rich people, rich, well-off, opulent, well-situated, affluent, princely, moneyed, grand, easy, gilded, deluxe, lush, lucullan, sufficient, sumptuous, loaded, plushy, fortunate, good, prosperous, comfortable, plush, well-heeled, lavish, well-fixed, wealthy, flush, luxurious, well-to-do

  3. pooradjective

    having little money or few possessions

    "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

    Synonyms:
    short, misfortunate, pathetic, inadequate, pitiable, miserable, piteous, pitiful, wretched, hapless

    Antonyms:
    rich, rich people, easy, lush, well-heeled, well-situated, sumptuous, loaded, princely, grand, sufficient, deluxe, lavish, wealthy, moneyed, flush, plushy, luxurious, affluent, fortunate, well-off, plush, lucullan, well-to-do, gilded, well-fixed, good, prosperous, comfortable, opulent

  4. pooradjective

    characterized by or indicating poverty

    "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"

    Synonyms:
    short, misfortunate, pathetic, inadequate, pitiable, miserable, piteous, pitiful, wretched, hapless

    Antonyms:
    rich people, rich, flush, well-situated, easy, princely, plush, luxurious, well-fixed, well-off, fortunate, loaded, well-heeled, sumptuous, wealthy, moneyed, lucullan, grand, well-to-do, affluent, gilded, plushy, lavish, sufficient, deluxe, comfortable, lush, prosperous, opulent, good

  5. pooradjective

    lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances

    "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"

    Synonyms:
    short, misfortunate, pathetic, inadequate, pitiable, miserable, piteous, pitiful, wretched, hapless

    Antonyms:
    rich people, rich, grand, moneyed, sufficient, plushy, plush, flush, loaded, good, lavish, easy, well-fixed, princely, well-heeled, opulent, deluxe, gilded, well-off, fortunate, sumptuous, affluent, luxurious, well-situated, lucullan, well-to-do, lush, prosperous, wealthy, comfortable

  6. inadequate, poor, shortadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pitiable, pathetic, brusque, brusk, misfortunate, pitiful, hapless, short(p), miserable, curt, light, unequal, unretentive, wretched, myopic, short, scant(p), inadequate, piteous, unforesightful, little, shortsighted, forgetful

    Antonyms:
    rich people, rich, lavish, grand, luxurious, loaded, sumptuous, fortunate, well-fixed, well-off, well-heeled, plush, opulent, flush, deluxe, plushy, sufficient, good, comfortable, lush, prosperous, lucullan, moneyed, well-situated, gilded, well-to-do, affluent, princely, easy, wealthy

  7. pooradjective

    unsatisfactory

    "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"; "expectations were poor"

    Synonyms:
    short, misfortunate, pathetic, inadequate, pitiable, miserable, piteous, pitiful, wretched, hapless

    Antonyms:
    rich, rich people, well-situated, fortunate, prosperous, affluent, princely, lush, opulent, lavish, well-fixed, wealthy, gilded, sumptuous, flush, sufficient, deluxe, loaded, well-heeled, good, plushy, plush, grand, well-to-do, luxurious, easy, well-off, moneyed, comfortable, lucullan

Editors Contribution

  1. low-income

    Submitted by anonymous on September 24, 2020  

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How to use poor in a sentence?

  1. Marissa Addison:

    My child, poor baby. Two years old, by himself – like where is the supervision?

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    At birth we are provided seeds to sow, but the amount and quality are not equal; the wealthy acquire high quality and limitless amounts, while the poor received the opposite; therefore, the impoverished cannot error while the affluent can dispose handfuls in the wind. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1995

  3. Michael Mina:

    I think this test is the most equitable way to approach fighting this pandemic today. It is a test that can truly be scaled to every household, rich or poor. People can use it on their own terms, regardless of any politics, regardless of how they feel about this virus. You know, and if people don't want to use it, that's their prerogative. But as long as we can get a large number of people using it twice a week, we can actually start to really contain this virus.

  4. New York:

    If I win, I'll give it all away to poor people.

  5. Pope Francis:

    This means the vocation of those who govern is to help the poor. We are all poor.


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