Definition of 'poor'
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The visible effects can also include obesity and poor skin quality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the potential return offered is sometimes so poor there is little point in using them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But education chiefs insist it will help 10,000 schools in the poorest areas. The Sun (2017)You can see why today's parents feel so poor. The Sun (2016)Thanks to low wages and high rents, young people are relatively poor in real terms. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She added: 'We are poor and cannot afford expensive treatment. The Sun (2017) Pity the poor orchestra having to play second fiddle to that load of rubbish. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Many more are too poor to afford tests. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It will lead to huge financial overspend and poor training. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Many people in poorer areas do not venture out at night. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They seem to think this is something that only happens in poor areas. The Sun (2014)It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. The Sun (2012)This meant that poor people subsidised banking for rich people who were less likely to incur charges. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to feel for the poor innocent people who have had to live through it all. The Sun (2011)How can it be right that people too poor to afford legal representation are denied it? Times, Sunday Times (2013) Many people from poorer backgrounds may be deterred from going to university under the new proposals. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And he will say that new schools must be targeted at the poorest areas. The Sun (2011)He shall deliver the poor and needy. Christianity Today (2000)The poorest people should be with credit unions. The Sun (2013)He wanted to make people feel poor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Perhaps you were merely taking pity on a poor dull dog arrived from the ends of the earth! Times, Sunday Times (2007)Pets like this poor little thing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If the triple lock were dropped, it would be the poor taking the financial burden. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The performances in the World Cup were poor. The Sun (2007)For some Hollywood celebrities, a good cause in a poor country is practically part of the job description. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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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.
- American English: poor
- Arabic: فَقِير
- Brazilian Portuguese: pobre
- Chinese: 贫穷的
- Croatian: siromašan
- Czech: chudý
- Danish: fattig
- Dutch: arm
- European Spanish: pobre
- Finnish: köyhä
- French: pauvre
- German: arm
- Greek: φτωχός
- Italian: povero
- Japanese: 貧しい
- Korean: 가난한
- Norwegian: fattig
- Polish: biedny
- European Portuguese: pobre
- Romanian: sărac
- Russian: бедный
- Spanish: pobre
- Swedish: fattig
- Thai: ยากจน
- Turkish: yoksul
- Ukrainian: бідний
- Vietnamese: nghèo
Definition of poor from the Collins English Dictionary
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