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Adjective
Suffering from an illness or disease or feeling unwell
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“He's in a very poorly state, apparently, and the prospect of a good recovery doesn't look too hopeful.”
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Defective in some way
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Adverb
In a way that is unsatisfactory or inadequate
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“In some schools, according to the Times, poorly performing students are encouraged to drop out.”
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Without expending much money
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In a humble manner
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Adverb for having below average income or lacking money to sufficiently live comfortably
“After Larry's company had the misfortune of going under, he became poor.”
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Adverb for marked by a low amount or deficiency
“The farmers in the East Coast have had to deal with a poor amount of rain recently.”
Adverb
(environment) Adverb for 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.”
Adverb
(followed by in) Adverb for 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) Adverb for 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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