What is the opposite of rich?

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Opposite of owning a lot of resources, such as money or property
“A poor beggar sat on the sidewalk looking disconsolate.”
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Opposite of very fine in quality and comfortable
“I was unable to justify the cost of the suit, which was made from cheap fabric.”
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Opposite of existing in plentiful quantities
“Rations were in poor supply at the secluded outpost.”
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Opposite of well stocked with
“People deficient in vitamin D often find themselves feeling tired and fatigued.”
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Opposite of decadently pleasing to taste
“I will just have a light salad for lunch.”
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(of a drink or flavor) Opposite of richly luxurious and expensive
“The mild curries are easier for my sensitive stomach to handle.”
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Opposite of vibrant or intense in color
“A single wash has ruined my jeans and turned the color into a faded blue.”
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Opposite of having a fullness in sound
“The boy sang with a sharp voice, picking out notes on that didn't quite go with the words.”
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Opposite of ironic in nature, usually in an absurd or annoying way
“In my opinion, his gratitude was sincere.”
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Opposite of capable of growing abundant crops
“He felt alone, lost in the barren wasteland, and his surroundings were blanketed in total darkness.”
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Opposite of soft and shaggy
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Opposite of extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
“The combination of ingredients you have decided to use is distinctly unpalatable.”
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(attributive) Opposite of having a high price or cost
“I love cheap thrills!”
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Opposite of elegant or stylishly luxurious
“He stayed in a modest hotel and economized on his meals, eating a piece of bread and some beans for his most substantial meal.”
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(of vegetation) Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
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Opposite of grand, elegant or splendid in appearance
“A modest house stood before her, on a modest street that lay deserted in the darkness.”
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Opposite of having a melodious or harmonious sound
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Opposite of bright and cheerful
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Opposite of very large in amount, value or degree
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Opposite of bright, colourful, and very noticeable
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Opposite of producing powerful feelings or strong, clear images in the mind
“As the conversation progressed, Alice felt a vague sense of unease, since she reluctantly found herself believing that Abhay's point made some sense.”
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(of a color) Opposite of complete and unadulterated
“The finish was a mixed shade of blue and green, with a metallic layer on top.”
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Opposite of unpleasantly rough or jarring in smell or taste
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Opposite of giving clear and vividly explicit details
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Opposite of relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect
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Opposite of unusually good or remarkable
“I'm just an ordinary woman, living a regular life with a normal family, and married to an extraordinary husband.”
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Opposite of strong and rich in flavor or smell
“My favorites, I think, were the super-crisp Japanese radish, a triumph of texture with a delicate flavor.”
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Opposite of having or including many small details or features
“The pamphlet provides only a concise description of the available features.”
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