Synonyms of 'poor'
- impoverished, broke (informal), destitute, down and out, down on one's luck (informal), hard up (informal), impecunious, indigent, needy, on the breadline, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, short, skint (British, slang), stony-broke (British, slang)
- inadequate, deficient, incomplete, insufficient, lacking, lousy (slang), meager, measly, scant, scanty, skimpy
- inferior, below par, lousy (slang), low-grade, mediocre, no great shakes (informal), not much cop (British, slang), rotten (informal), rubbishy, second-rate, substandard, unsatisfactory
- unfortunate, hapless, ill-fated, luckless, pitiable, unhappy, unlucky, wretched
Thesaurus for poor from the Collins American English Thesaurus
Someone who is poor has very little money and few possessions .