Definition of Poor
Poor
poor


Definition/Meaning
(adjective)
lacking the money and/or material possessions to live a life that is considered normal or comfortable by societal standards, or inhabited by people who are in this condition;

e.g. The family was very poor and could not afford to eat every day. He grew up in a poor neighborhood of the city.

(adjective)
substandard, of inferior quality, worse than expected, usual, or desired;

e.g. She feels guilty about her poor performance. The restaurant has poor reviews.

(adjective)
inadequate in some way, lacking or deficient in some quality or feature;

e.g. The neighborhood is poor in fresh air.

(adjective)
unfortunate, regarded as deserving sympathy or pity;

e.g. I hope the poor man is doing well.




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Quotes
  • "I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation." -- Mike Todd



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