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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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Bankers are paid poorly in India when compared to their counterparts elsewhere in the world, she said.
Patients with poorly controlled blood glucose clearly benefit" from gaining and improving glycemic control, said Dr.
Given that simple reality, why is it that so many businesses continue to treat their people poorly or, in a worryingly large number of cases, quite badly?
In 2008, an earthquake in Sichuan province, north of Yunnan, killed nearly 90,000 people, with many deaths blamed on poorly built buildings.
According to GAO's estimate, almost 4 percent (580) of the roughly 16,000 nursing homes in the United States could be considered the most poorly performing.
in the morning he was down to play, then he felt pretty poorly and has been poorly all week.
If sediment is extremely poorly sorted to very poorly sorted, and grain size very coarse or coarser then the grain shape is very angular;
What about the heads of BBC and ITV who allow Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen to be shown on TV, are they all poorly educated?
These findings "represent the first high-level evidence" that poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates--fructose and fructans--are dietary triggers for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in patients who also have fructose malabsorption.
I hit the goat poorly because it stepped forward as my finger broke the trigger.
On the Asthma Control Test, 39% of patients scored 20 or higher, indicating that their asthma was well or completely controlled clinically, and 61% scored 19 or lower, indicating that their asthma was moderately or poorly controlled.
2,3) CT evidence of CRS, however, correlates poorly with CRS symptom severity.