poor

phonetic symbol: / púr / 

poor - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
e.g.)
・the urban poor need assistance
poor people

[ adjective satellite ]
■ deserving or inciting pity
e.g.)
・Oh, you poor thing
・his poor distorted limbs
hapless , miserable , misfortunate , pathetic , piteous , pitiable , pitiful , wretched

[ adjective satellite ]
■ unsatisfactory
e.g.)
・a poor light for reading
・poor morale
・expectations were poor

[ adjective ]
■ having little money or few possessions
e.g.)
・deplored the gap between rich and poor countries
・the proverbial poor artist living in a garret

[ adjective ]
■ lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances
e.g.)
・a poor land
・the area was poor in timber and coal
・food poor in nutritive value

[ adjective ]
■ characterized by or indicating poverty
e.g.)
・the country had a poor economy
・they lived in the poor section of town

[ adjective satellite ]
■ not sufficient to meet a need
e.g.)
・a poor salary
inadequate , short

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