With little or no possessions or money.
We were so poor that we couldn't afford shoes.
Of low quality.
That was a poor performance.
To be pitied.
Oh you poor little thing.
Deficient in a specified way.
Cow's milk is poor in iron.
I received a poor reward for all my hard work.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
poor people, poor(adj)
people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
"the urban poor need assistance"
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
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"
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
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
having little money or few possessions
"deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
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
characterized by or indicating poverty
"the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"
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
lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
"a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"
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
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"
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
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
"a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"; "expectations were poor"
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes
indigent, needy, destitute, necessitous, pinched, distressed, penniless, moneyless, IMPECUNIOUS, seedy, reduced, short of money, out of money, without a penny, out of pocket, out of cash, out at the elbows, out at the heels, in need, in want, hard up, in distress, living from hand to mouth, not worth a farthing, not worth a sou, not rich
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
indigent, impecunious, needy, poverty -stricken, straitened, necessitous, penniless, eleemosynary, emaciated, skinny, lean, spare, meager, bony, gaunt, thin, haggard, scrawny, angular, peaked, rawboned, pinched, inferior, mean, shabby, seedy, tacky, worthless, barren, sterile, effete infecund, inarable, exhausted, infertile, miserable, wretched, faulty, defective, despicable, contemptible, abject, sordid, sorry, unfavorable, inauspicious, unpropitious
List of paraphrases for "poor":
bad, impoverished, armen, weak, poverty, faulty, low, pauvres, mediocre, poorer, gun, weapon, deficient, wrong, poverty-stricken, defective, mra, inadequate, have-nots, arm, mala, disadvantaged, poorest, destitute, needy, indigent, precarious, insufficient, unsatisfactory, ill, inclement, meagre, pauper, resource-poor, mras, -poor, pro-poor, improper, flawed, little
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How to use poor in a sentence?
Poor diet and poor health has undoubtedly contributed to the UK’s appalling COVID death rate, particularly among families on low incomes.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
There is a noble manner of being poor and who does not know it will never be rich.
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.
Just because you don’t deserve punishment for your thoughts doesn’t mean you have to think only poor ones.
Translations for poor
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- فقير, مسكينArabic
- fağır, kasıb, yoxsulAzerbaijani
- лош, беденBulgarian
- paour, peorienBreton
- pobre, pobresCatalan, Valencian
- nebohý, chudý, nevalnýCzech
- stakkels, fattigDanish
- arm, armselig, ArmenGerman
- kompatinda, bedaŭrindaEsperanto
- rassu, raukka, rukka, kehno, köyhä, heikkolaatuinen, varaton, poloinen, köyhätFinnish
- pauvre, piètre, pitoyable, pauvresFrench
- earmWestern Frisian
- bochd, truaghScottish Gaelic
- דלת העם, מסכן, עניHebrew
- दीन, ग़रीब, गरीबHindi
- szegényes, szegény, szegényekHungarian
- աղքատ, ողորմելի, չքավոր, խեղճ, ստից, վատ, աղքատներըArmenian
- malang, burukIndonesian
- povra, nebonaIdo
- misero, poveroItalian
- 貧乏, 粗末, 哀れ, かわいそう, 貧しい, 貧しいですJapanese
- საწყალი, ღარიბიGeorgian
- ههژار, خهراپ, فهقیر, گوناح, دهست کورت, بێ قیمهتKurdish
- aarm, aarmséilegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- сиромашен, лошMacedonian
- दीन, ग़रीबMarathi
- beklagenswaardig, berooid, arm, armeDutch
- blakk, elendig, fattig, stakkars, dårlig, de fattigeNorwegian
- ubogi, biedny, nędzny, biedacy, nędznicyPolish
- pobre, necessitado, humilde, fraco, pobresPortuguese
- pauper, poverRomansh
- amărât, slab, biet, prost, săracRomanian
- бедный, плохой, слабый, жалкий, несчастный, убогий, нищийRussian
- pobaru, poberu, poaru, povruSardinian
- ubog, убог, bedan, бедан, биједан, siromašan, сиромашан, bijedanSerbo-Croatian
- biedny, chudobnýSlovak
- slàb, reven, ubogSlovene
- usel, stackars, undermålig, eländig, fattig, miserabel, dålig, de fattigaSwedish
- పేద, నాసి రకం, పాపం, నాసి, బీదTelugu
- perişan, züğürt, kötü, yoksul, düşkün, zavallı, zayıf, fakirTurkish
- دین, غریبUrdu
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