poor: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (poor), [key]
— adj., n. -er, -est,
- having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
- dependent upon charity or public support.
- (of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly supplied or endowed with resources or funds.
- characterized by or showing poverty.
- deficient or lacking in something specified: a region poor in mineral deposits.
- faulty or inferior, as in construction: poor workmanship.
- deficient in desirable ingredients, qualities, or the like: poor soil.
- excessively lean or emaciated, as cattle.
- of an inferior, inadequate, or unsatisfactory kind: poor health.
- lacking in skill, ability, or training: a poor cook.
- deficient in moral excellence; cowardly, abject, or mean.
- scanty, meager, or paltry in amount or number: a poor audience.
- humble; modest: They shared their poor meal with a stranger.
- unfortunate; hapless: The poor dog was limping.
- extremely poor.
- extremely poor; impoverished.
- poor persons collectively (usually prec. by the): sympathy for the poor.
- poor (Thesaurus)