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Synonyms for poor
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Wiktionary

  1. poor(adjective)

    With little or no possessions or money.

    We were so poor that we couldn't afford shoes.

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

    Antonyms:
    rich

  2. poor(adjective)

    Of low quality.

    That was a poor performance.

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

    Antonyms:
    good

  3. poor(adjective)

    To be pitied.

    Oh you poor little thing.

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

  4. poor(adjective)

    Deficient in a specified way.

    Cow's milk is poor in iron.

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

    Antonyms:
    rich

  5. poor(adjective)

    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, poor(adj)

    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, wretched(adj)

    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. poor(adj)

    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. poor(adj)

    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. poor(adj)

    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, short(adj)

    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. poor(adj)

    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. Erik Millstone of Sussex University:

    Poor diet and poor health has undoubtedly contributed to the UK’s appalling COVID death rate, particularly among families on low incomes.

  2. Charles Dickens, Bleak House:

    It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.

  3. Seneca:

    There is a noble manner of being poor and who does not know it will never be rich.

  4. Ahmed Ezzedine:

    Because they are killing the poor, it's no problem. Like they are just a few... animals, egypt is 90 million people so if 500 or 600 or 1000 die then it is not important.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Just because you don’t deserve punishment for your thoughts doesn’t mean you have to think only poor ones.

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