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Adjective
Having below average income or lacking money to sufficiently live comfortably
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“After Larry's company had the misfortune of going under, he became poor.”
Adjective
Characterized by low quality or standard
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“You are an upstanding guy, but it doesn't mean that you can get away with poor workmanship.”
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Marked by a low amount or deficiency
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“The farmers in the East Coast have had to deal with a poor amount of rain recently.”
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(environment) Lacking in something essential for growth
“Our study shows that treating the poor soil with torrefied biomass improves a variety of factors that ultimately lead to greater plant growth.”
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(followed by in) Lacking or having a shortage in
“Children who lack fruits and vegetables in their daily diet are replacing them with foods poor in nutrients.”
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(attributive to a person or animal) Marked by pity or sympathy
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“The poor boy lost his way after meandering away from his mother in the busy shopping center.”
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Not producing any significant or desired effect
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Humble in position or status
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Inconsistent with established standards of good form or taste
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Lacking any form of defense
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Worse or not as good in quality or state
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Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication
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Having no (fixed) place to live
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Done or performed without method or care
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Determiner
Emphasizing insignificance
Noun
Working people with least money
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Deprived or poor
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A person without money or who is in financial difficulty
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