Thesaurus > Related Words: poor

  Words related to poor

Related / Similar Words: hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, hardscrabble, inadequate, short, mediocre, second-rate

 

Definition:
  • deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor d;
  • yielding little by great labor; "a hardscrabble farm"; "poor soil";
  • unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale";
  • low in degree; "expectations were poor";
  • having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret";
  • badly supplied with desirable qualities or substances; "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value";
  • characterized by or indicating lack of money; "the country had a poor economy";
  • not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience";
  • moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"; "he would make a poor spy";

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    See Also: underprivileged

     

    Attributes: financial condition, economic condition

     

    Anagrams: prop

     

    Language Translations:
    Albanian: varfër   Catalan: pobre  
    Chinese: and 贫乏 and 可怜   Croatian: siromašan  
    Danish: fattig   Dutch: arm  
    Finnish: köyhä and kehno and raukka   French: pauvre and piètre and pitoyable  
    Frisian: earm   German: arm and armselig  
    Greek: φτωχός   Hebrew: עני  
    Hindi: गरीब   Hungarian: szegény  
    Irish: bocht   Italian: misero and povero  
    Japanese: 貧しい and 哀れな   Korean: 가난한  
    Latin: pauper   Norwegian: dårlig and fattig and stakkars  
    Polish: biedny   Portuguese: pobre  
    Russian: бедный and жалкий   Slovene: reven  
    Spanish: pobre   Swahili: maskini  
    Swedish: dålig and fattig and stackars   Telugu: నాసి and పాపం and బీద  
     
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