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Definitions of poor:

part of speech: adjective

Having little or no means; lacking riches; lacking in good qualities; without strength; without beauty; dejected; spiritless; humble; lean; inferior; without fertility; scanty; calling forth tenderness or pity.

part of speech: adverb


part of speech: adjective

Without means: needy: spiritless: depressed: ( B.) humble: contrite: wanting in appearance: lean: wanting in strength: weak: wanting in value: inferior: wanting in fertility: sterile: wanting in fitness, beauty, or dignity: trifling: paltry: dear ( endearingly).

part of speech: adjective

Having small means; needy; of little or no use or value; paltry; mean; wanting in strength, beauty, or dignity; not fertile, as a soil; worthy of compassion; spiritless; dejected; lean; emaciated; without good qualities; wretched or miserable, in contempt; in Scrip., humble or contrite.

part of speech: noun


Usage examples for poor:

  • But no, the poor man had to go away. "The English Gipsies and Their Language", Charles G. Leland
  • And poor Fanny too. "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  • " No, mother; not yet," said poor Dolly. "The End of a Coil", Susan Warner
  • Do you think you are poor "A Cathedral Singer", James Lane Allen
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