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Poor

Pronunciation of Poor
/pˈʊ͡ə/, /pˈʊ‍ə/, /p_ˈʊə/

Synonyms for poor:

Sense 3

down, scant, unfit, below, iffy, puny, rotten, third class, weak, coarse, amateur, straiten.

Sense 4

badly, crack-up.

Sense 5

off.

Sense 6

jar, thin.

backward

underdeveloped.

bankrupt

insolvent, unfunded.

baseborn

misbegotten.

flimsy

insubstantial, papery.

horrible

horrendous.

impoverished

Strapped.

out-of-date

Superseded.

poverty-stricken

mangy.

sham

shoddy.

shoddy

sleazy.

sleazy

tawdry.

tawdry

tinsel.

terrible

dreadful.

trite

threadbare.

bad (adjective)

faulty, displeasing, inferior, unsound, arrant, junky, inadequate, invalid, lousy, sad, wrong, detrimental, bad, unsatisfactory, baneful, vile, ill-suited, irremediable, unpleasant, punk, black, unfavorable, inadvisable, defective, wretched.

cheap (adjective)

cheesy.

defenseless (adjective)

helpless.

deficient (adjective)

wanting.

disreputable (adjective)

sleazy.

dissatisfactory (adjective)

unsatisfying.

exiguous (adjective)

meager.

feeble (adjective)

impotent.

inferior (adjective)

substandard.

insufficient (adjective)

miserly, skimpy, Flyspeck, insufficient, niggardly, scanty, scarce, stingy, inadequate, meager, deficient, sparse.

lacking sufficient money (adjective)

impoverished, necessitous, penniless, underprivileged, needy, penurious, indigent, suffering, meager, down-and-out, impecunious, poverty-stricken, pinched, hard up, bad off, bankrupt, low, scanty, destitute, moneyless, Strapped, insolvent, beggarly, broke.

limited (adjective)

limited.

lousy (adjective)

crummy.

low (adjective)

proletarian, cut rate, rock bottom, common.

lowly (adjective)

proletarian.

overestimated (adjective)

Overrated.

pitiful (adjective)

pitiable.

poor (adjective)

underprivileged, impoverished, embarrassed, down-and-out, poverty-stricken, bankrupt, badly off, busted, penurious, struggling, shabby, underpaid, destitute, squalid, unsophisticated, dilapidated, pauper, have-not, underfinanced, landless, hand-to-mouth, dispossessed, bereft, cash-starved, homeless, dirt-poor, bad off, penniless, beggarly, hard-pressed, cash-strapped, worse off, sloppy, scruffy, distressed.

ruthful (adjective)

ruthful.

short (adjective)

short.

small (adjective)

mere, one-horse.

substandard (adjective)

SUBPAR..

unfortunate, unhappy (adjective)

pathetic, wretched, piteous, rueful, hapless.

weak, unfertile (adjective)

infertile, unproductive, puny, unfruitful, barren.

lowly (adverb)

humble.

Sense 2 (noun)

crummy, incapable, inept, threadbare, incompetent, inexpert, flimsy, tawdry, humble, coarse, contemptible, shoddy, petty, common, rock bottom, amateur, helpless, sleazy, cheesy, imperfect, trashy, gimcrack, awful, cheap.

Sense 3 (noun)

puny, weak, feeble.

Sense 4 (noun)

infertile, unproductive, barren.

Sense 6 (noun)

bum.

Sense 7 (noun)

rotten, schlocky, lousy.

Sense 9 (noun)

rueful, ruthful.

inadequate (noun)

wanting.

inferior (noun)

petty, substandard, scrub, scrubby, low-grade.

humble (verb)

small.

Usage examples for poor:

  • He didn't, poor dear man, know what to say. - "The Reverberator", Henry James.
  • He is poor little Philo's father. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  • Oh, my poor child, I am sorry for you! - "A Woman's Experience in the Great War", Louise Mack.

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