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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
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In the absence of a motorized tiller, and in the true spirit of the Poor Man's Plot, you can rake the ground aggressively with a large garden rake or large (36-48-inch) landscape rake to loosen the top quarter inch of soil and make it easier for the seeds to find a home.
Gone but never forgotten x tabz Why didn't the emergency services attempt to put safety mats down to try and catch the poor man's fall?
But the concept of the poor man's war, like the specter of Karl Marx, is hard to exorcise.
Pulled away from the wall, the accumulation is transformed from cluttered furniture into a sculpture in the round, and the back of the poor man's wunderkammer suddenly becomes its face as Isabella masks the terrifying accumulation of stuff lurking immediately behind.
Looks like the poor man's answer to Posh and Becks is still going strong.
When the rich man is visited by a traveler, instead of taking one of his flock to feed the guest, he takes the poor man's only lamb.
Once looked upon as merely something for children, sports card collecting has more recently become the poor man's alternative to trading stocks.