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Entry Word: poor
Function: adjective
Text: 1 lacking money or material possessions <every year, we make up a basket of food at Thanksgiving for a poor family in the neighborhood>
Synonyms beggared, broke, destitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, stone-broke
Related Words deprived, disadvantaged, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, insolvent; depressed, pinched, reduced, straitened; low, short
Phrases hard up
Near Antonyms comfortable, prosperous
Antonyms affluent, flush, moneyed (or monied), opulent, rich, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
2 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation <land that is too poor for farming> -- see BARREN 1
3 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable <a poor crop because of the drought this year> -- see MEAGER
4 falling short of a standard <a pretty poor musician> -- see BAD 1
5 of low quality <the poor workmanship of the goods from that country> -- see CHEAP 2
6 deserving of one's pity <the poor kitten hurt its paw> -- see PATHETIC 1