Dictionary Results for poor


1. poor - noun

· people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance"

Synonym(s): poor_people

Hypernym(s): people

Antonym(s): rich, rich_people




2. poor - adjective

· deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"

Synonym(s): hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched




3. poor - adjective

· having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

Antonym(s): rich




4. poor - adjective

· characterized by or indicating poverty; "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"

Antonym(s): rich




5. poor - adjective

· lacking in quality or substances; "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"; "the food in the cafeteria was of poor quality"

Antonym(s): rich




6. poor - adjective

· of insufficient quantity to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"; "the jejune diets of the very poor"

Synonym(s): inadequate, short, jejune





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