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Synonyms for poor

Synonyms for (noun) poor

Synonyms: poor, poor people Definition: people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group) Usage: the urban poor need assistance

Similar words: people Definition: (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively Usage: old people; there were at least 200 people in the audience

Synonyms for (adjective) poor

Synonyms: hapless, poor, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic Definition: deserving or inciting pity Usage: 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 distorted limbs; a wretched life

Similar words: unfortunate Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned

Synonyms: poor Definition: unsatisfactory Usage: a poor light for reading; poor morale; expectations were poor

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: poor Definition: having little money or few possessions Usage: deplored the gap between rich and poor countries; the proverbial poor artist living in a garret

Similar words: bust, broke, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke Definition: lacking funds Usage: `skint' is a British slang term

Similar words: poverty-stricken, necessitous, needy, destitute, indigent, impoverished Definition: poor enough to need help from others

Similar words: impecunious, in straitened circumstances, hard up, penniless, penurious, pinched Definition: not having enough money to pay for necessities

Similar words: moneyless Definition: having no money Usage: virtually moneyless rural regions

Similar words: unprovided for Definition: without income or means Usage: left his family unprovided for

Synonyms: poor Definition: lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances Usage: a poor land; the area was poor in timber and coal; food poor in nutritive value

Similar words: resourceless Definition: lacking or deficient in natural resources

Synonyms: poor Definition: characterized by or indicating poverty Usage: the country had a poor economy; they lived in the poor section of town

Similar words: mean, beggarly Definition: marked by poverty befitting a beggar Usage: a beggarly existence in the slums; a mean hut

Similar words: slummy Definition: (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty Usage: a slummy part of town; slum conditions

Synonyms: inadequate, poor, short Definition: not sufficient to meet a need Usage: an inadequate income; a poor salary; money is short; on short rations; food is in short supply; short on experience

Similar words: deficient, insufficient Definition: of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement Usage: insufficient funds