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poor

(Inferior in quality), adjective bad, badly made, barely passable, base, beggarly, below par, below standard, cheap, coarse, common, contemptible, crude, defective, deficient, dubious, faulty, flimsy, gimcrack, imperfect, inartistic, indifferent, inferior, lacking in quality, low, low-grade, marred, meager, mean, mediocre, miserable, ordinary, paltry, pitiful, rejected, scant, scrub, scrubby, scurvy, second best, second-rate, seedy, shabby, shoddy, sleazy, sordid, sorry, subgrade, substandard, tawdry, tenuis, trashy, under average, undergrade, unsatisfactory, unsightly, unworthy, valueless, vulgar, wanting, weak, worthless, wretched
Associated concepts: poor condition

poor

(Underprivileged), adjective bankrupt, beggared, bereft of funds, depleted, deprived, destitute, dispossessed, distressed, drained, egens, embarrassed, empty-handed, fortuneless, hard up, ill-provided for, impecunious, in distress, in embarrassed circumstances, in narrow circumstances, in need, in penury, in pinched circummtances, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circummtances, in want, indigent, inops, insolvent, mendicus, moneyless, necessitous, needful, needy, out of cash, out of money, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, reduced, reduced to beggary, ruined, short, short of money, starved, straitened, strapped, suffering privation, unable to make ends meet, unmoneyed, unprosperous, unprovided for, with meager funds, with scanty funds, without a penny
Associated concepts: petition to proceed as a poor person
See also: base, deficient, deplorable, destitute, devoid, impecunious, imperfect, inadept, inadequate, inferior, insubstantial, insufficient, lamentable, marginal, mediocre, negligible, paltry, perfunctory, slipshod, unfavorable, unsatisfactory
References in classic literature ?
They were people of the poorer sort (white calico with red spots, costumes), but amongst them there was a girl in a black dress sewn over with gold half moons, very high in the neck and very short in the skirt.
The richer pa grew the poorer was Frank; so at last pa wouldn't hear of our engagement lasting any longer, and he took me away to 'Frisco.
Moreover, disputes between men of note involve the whole city in their consequences; in Hestiaea, after the Median war: two brothers having a dispute about their paternal estate; he who was the poorer, from the other's having concealed part of the effects, and some money which his father had found, engaged the popular party on his side, while the other, who was rich, the men of fashion.
A think tank showed our children will be poorer than us at every stage of their lives.
VyYANA (CyHAN)- The global financial crisis and resulting austerity measures implemented in poorer eurozone countries have led to a strong increase in the suicide rates among men there, a new study has claimed.
THERESA May has been accused of giving priority to wealthy flood victims ahead of poorer residents in high crime areas.
But research from across the developed world consistently shows that the poorer you are, the worse your diet is likely to be.
This paper tests whether public support for immigration restriction is empirically driven by factors such as resource scarcity and economic stagnation, skill supply of native and immigrant workers, and the origin of immigrants from poorer countries within and outside the EU.
The paradox essentially states that while richer people are happier than poorer people; richer societies are not happier than poorer societies.
There are about 33,000 in the UK - with a higher concentration in poorer areas where the most vulnerable are being sucked in to a game they cannot win.
Washington, Mar 19 ( ANI ): A new study suggests that use of electronic media, such as watching television, using computers and playing electronic games, can lead to poorer well-being in children.
Except why shouldn't children from poorer families get the chance to learn a musical instrument?