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Adjective poor has 9 senses
  1. mediocre, poor, second-rate - moderate to inferior in quality; "they improved the quality from mediocre to above average"; "he would make a poor spy"
    Antonym: superior (indirect, via inferior)
  2. hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched - deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
    Antonym: fortunate (indirect, via unfortunate)
  3. poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
    rich, affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy, comfortable, easy, prosperous, well-fixed, well-heeled, well-off, well-situated, well-to-do
  4. poor - characterized by or indicating lack of money; "the country had a poor economy"
    rich, deluxe, gilded, luxurious, opulent, princely, sumptuous, lavish, lucullan, lush, plush, plushy
  5. poor - low in degree; "expectations were poor"
    high (indirect, via low)
  6. poor - badly supplied with desirable qualities or substances; "a poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"
  7. inadequate, poor, short - not sufficient to meet a need; "an inadequate income"; "a poor salary"; "money is short"; "on short rations"; "food is in short supply"; "short on experience"
    Antonym: sufficient (indirect, via insufficient)
  8. poor - unsatisfactory; "a poor light for reading"; "poor morale"
    good (indirect, via bad)
  9. hardscrabble, poor - yielding little by great labor; "a hardscrabble farm"; "poor soil"
    Antonym: fruitful (indirect, via unfruitful)
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