Definition for Poor (-er, -est)

poor (-er, -est), adj. [ME < OFr < L. pauper, poor.] (webplay: comfortable, composition, day, ground, grows, health, heart, land, life, little, night, people, pitiable, pretty, rich, small, spirit, sufficient, tenderness, thing, unhappy, wealth, wholly, without, woman, words).

  1. Bereaved; deprived of a loved one; dispossessed of the companionship of a close friend.
  2. Pitiable; unfortunate; pathetic; hapless; wretched.
  3. Lowly; indigent; needy; [fig.] vulnerable; subject to loss.
  4. Sad; lost; forlorn; lonely.
  5. Inferior; less in status; lower in prestige; [fig.] mortal; human; less glorious.
  6. Destitute; needy; penniless; without possession; lacking personal property; [fig.] excluded; not included; left out.
  7. Thrifty; frugal; sparing; stinting; scant; sparse; economical; careful.
  8. Obscure; unknown; unsung; undervalued; nameless; anonymous; not noticed.
  9. Irrelevant; inferior; paltry; inadequate; deficient; insufficient; unsatisfactory; less than ideal.

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