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poor

poor

 
 
pronunciation:
por
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: poorer, poorest
definition 1: without money, possessions, or other basic needs.
The community center serves free meals to poor people.
synonyms:
broke, destitute, penniless
antonyms:
affluent, prosperous, rich, wealthy
similar words:
bankrupt, needy
definition 2: wanting; lacking.
The land was so poor that nothing could grow there.
synonyms:
deficient, inadequate, insufficient
antonyms:
good, rich
similar words:
inferior, meager, mean
definition 3: below standard.
She got a poor grade on the test.
antonyms:
excellent, fine, first-class, good, grand, great, respectable, sterling, superb, superior, superlative
similar words:
awful, base, incapable, inferior, mean, pathetic, shabby, sorry, sour, weak, wretched
definition 4: having bad fortune or bad luck.
The poor woman's husband died.
synonyms:
miserable, pitiful, sorry, unfortunate, unlucky, wretched
antonyms:
fortunate, lucky
similar words:
pathetic
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a plural verb) poor people considered as a group (usually used with "the").
There are many community programs to help the poor.
synonyms:
homeless
antonyms:
rich
Homophone Note
The words poor, pore, and pour sound alike but have different meanings.
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  • poorly:
    in a poor way; not well.
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