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Definition of "poor" []

  • Having little or no wealth and few or no possessions. (adjective)
  • Lacking in a specified resource or quality: an area poor in timber and coal; a diet poor in calcium. (adjective)
  • Not adequate in quality; inferior: a poor performance. (adjective)
  • Lacking in value; insufficient: poor wages. (adjective)
  • Lacking in quantity: poor attendance. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poor" in a sentence
  • "Oh da poor kitteh…(snerk)… hez gettin a automayted baff… (mai eyes are leekin form da laughin)..poor wet kitteh."
  • "But I say also to the poor, '_In your turn have charity for the rich_;' and I say to the rich, '_In your turn respect the poor_.'"
  • ""But there's one thing I wish she would do -- poor -- _poor_ Aunt Meda --" he glanced up at the light in the window."