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poor

poor

 
 
pronunciation:
por
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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
antonyms:
rich
definition 2: below standard.
She got a poor grade on the test.
antonyms:
excellent, fine, grand, great, superior
similar words:
awful, weak
definition 3: having bad luck; experiencing bad things.
This poor woman lost both her husband and her son in the accident.
synonyms:
unlucky
antonyms:
fortunate, lucky
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The words poor, pore, and pour sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: poor +
  • poorly:
    in a poor way; not well.
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