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Adjective
Having below average income or lacking money to sufficiently live comfortably
“After Larry's company had the misfortune of going under, he became poor.”
Adjective
Characterized by low quality or standard
“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
“The farmers in the East Coast have had to deal with a poor amount of rain recently.”
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
(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.”
Adjective
(attributive to a person or animal) Marked by pity or sympathy
“The poor boy lost his way after meandering away from his mother in the busy shopping center.”
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