poor


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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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The poor fellows looked dejected, and walked off in silence.
said George, kneeling on the grave of his poor friend; "oh, witness, that, from this hour, I will do what one man can to drive out this curse of slavery from my land
A look and a few words from Miss Osborne showed the poor widow that, with regard to this woman at least, there need be no fear lest she should take the first place in her son's affection.
She was trying the separation--as that poor gentle Lady Jane Grey felt the edge of the axe that was to come down and sever her slender life.
So you see, dear friends," she went on, "Jesus spent his time almost all in doing good to poor people; he preached out of doors to them, and he made friends of poor workmen, and taught them and took pains with them.
So then, all the love that Jesus showed to the poor is the same love that God has for us.
And the poor soldier went to the acacia; but when he was a few steps from it, the countess looked at him, as if defying him, although a slight expression of fear seemed to flicker in her eye; then, with a single bound she sprang from the acacia to a laburnum, and thence to a Norway fir, where she darted from branch to branch with extraordinary agility.
Stephanie darted to Philippe, cautiously putting out her little brown hand to seize the prize, touched the fingers of her poor lover as she snatched the sugar, and fled away among the trees.
And if you say (as you want to say; I know you want to say so, pa) "that's neither reasonable nor honest, Bella," then I answer, "Maybe not, pa--very likely--but it's one of the consequences of being poor, and of thoroughly hating and detesting to be poor, and that's my case.
Lavvy declining equally to repeat or to explain, Bella gradually lapsed over her hair-dressing into a soliloquy on the miseries of being poor, as exemplified in having nothing to put on, nothing to go out in, nothing to dress by, only a nasty box to dress at instead of a commodious dressing-table, and being obliged to take in suspicious lodgers.
And where we shall still suffer, my poor Athanase, until your works succeed.
Yet distant and soft the night breeze is blowing, Clouds there are none, and clear stars beam mild, God, in His mercy, protection is showing, Comfort and hope to the poor orphan child.