Definition of poor
Synonyms of 'poor'More synonyms
impoverishedbroke, badly off, hard up, short, in need, needy, on the rocks, penniless, destitute, poverty-stricken, down and out, skint, in want, indigent, down at heel, impecunious, dirt-poor, on the breadline, flat broke, penurious, on your uppers, stony-broke, necessitous, in queer street, without two pennies to rub together, on your beam-ends
unfortunatepathetic, miserable, unlucky, hapless, pitiful, luckless, wretched, ill-starred, pitiable, ill-fated
inferiorunsatisfactory, mediocre, second-rate, sorry, weak, pants, rotten, faulty, feeble, worthless, shabby, shoddy, low-grade, below par, substandard, low-rent, for the birds, crappy, valueless, no great shakes, rubbishy, poxy, piss-poor, chickenshit, not much cop, half-pie, strictly for the birds, bodger ior bodgie
meagreinadequate, insufficient, reduced, lacking, slight, miserable, pathetic, incomplete, scant, sparse, deficient, skimpy, measly, scanty, pitiable, niggardly, straitened, exiguous
unproductivebarren, fruitless, bad, bare, exhausted, depleted, impoverished, sterile, infertile, unfruitful
Quotations including 'poor'
The poor man is happy; he expects no change for the worse
The poor always ye have with youBible: St. John
Poor and content is rich and rich enough – Othello
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Translations for 'poor'
- British English: poor /pʊə; pɔː/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is poor has very little money and few possessions.The reason our schools cannot afford better teachers is because people here are poor.
- Arabic: فَقِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: pobre
- Chinese: 贫穷的
- Croatian: siromašan siromašna
- Czech: chudý
- Danish: fattig
- Dutch: arm
- European Spanish: pobre
- Finnish: köyhä
- French: pauvre
- German: arm
- Greek: φτωχός φτωχή
- Italian: povero povera
- Japanese: 貧しい
- Korean: 가난한
- Norwegian: fattig
- Polish: biedny biedna
- Portuguese: pobre
- Romanian: sărac săracă, săraci, sărace
- Russian: бедный бедная
- Spanish: pobre
- Swedish: fattig fattigt
- Thai: ยากจน
- Turkish: yoksul
- Ukrainian: бідний
- Vietnamese: nghèo
Definition of poor from the Collins English Dictionary
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