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Definition of "poorish" [poorish]

  • Somewhat poor. (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 "poorish" in a sentence
  • "Then I find myself at the old-new cathedral, begun about a century ago, and finished about fifty years since -- a 'poorish' heartless edifice in the bald Italian manner, and quite unsuited to these old Flemish cities."
  • "From a poorish location in the first cut – as Augusta National calls its carefully manicured light rough – beside the fairway on the par-five 2nd, he hit a fine shot with his rescue club and took two putts from 40 feet to recover the earlier loss."
  • "In the end it was judged a "poorish liquefaction", Lewis noted, but at least the transformation had eventually taken place."