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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 ?
I suppose the very poorest of these was the "Devil in the Belfry," but such as it was I followed it as closely as I could in the "Devil in the Smoke-Pipes"; I meant tobacco-pipes.
Money, you see, meant so much to her, though even at her poorest she was the most cheerful giver.
I have heard that the best furnished offices generally belong to the poorest firms.
Her mother ran to her, eager to seize the poorest excuse for getting away from me.
when it extends beyond a bare record of facts and dates) is nothing but an expression of the poorest and weakest side in the character of the person who keeps it.
The poorest places are at the mercy of a thousand mischances because we are now ruled by a thousand sovereigns.
A sober, intelligent young fellow, who begins with a small capital as a money-changer, soon buys a share in a broker's business; and, to go even lower, a petty clerk becomes a notary, a rag-picker lays by two or three thousand francs a year, and the poorest workmen often become manufacturers; whereas, in the rotatory movement of this present civilization, which mistakes perpetual division and redivision for progress, an unhappy civil service clerk, like Chazelle for instance, is forced to dine for twenty-two sous a meal, struggles with his tailor and bootmaker, gets into debt, and is an absolute nothing; worse than that, he becomes an idiot
70 each week on wine while the poorest spend just PS6.
Ruben Hinojosa, D-Edinburg, was named one of Congress' poorest members.
And his claim would certainly appear to hold up in the Kirklees and Calderdale areas, where the poorest fifth of the population were nearly a third more likely to be involved in a crash, according to statistics from the Department for Transport.
THE UK's poorest households pay a higher share of their income in tax than the richest, figures show.
has the highest infant mortality rate, and the study found that babies from the District's poorest wards are dying at much higher rates than the city's high average.