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1. poor

adjective. ['ˈpuːr'] deserving or inciting pity.

Synonyms

  • unfortunate
  • hapless
  • pitiable
  • pitiful
  • wretched
  • piteous
  • pathetic
  • misfortunate

Antonyms

  • expected
  • fat
  • low
  • unconstricted

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Poor

  • entrepreneur
  • pimplapure
  • observateur
  • premature
  • reinsure
  • procure
  • obscure
  • immature
  • beladur
  • amanpour
  • stamour
  • secure
  • rednour
  • reassure
  • mature
  • lumpur
  • lancour
  • impure
  • gochnour
  • gilmour
  • demure
  • brochure
  • bonjour
  • baldur
  • unsure
  • segur
  • mosur
  • manure
  • lesure
  • latour

How do you pronounce poor?

Pronounce poor as pur.

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Sentences with poor


1. Adjective
Perennials do well in poor dirt, but annuals need a rich soil.

Quotes about poor


1. You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.
- Jean Kerr

2. Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field - no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.
- Lynda Resnick

3. Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept - it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God's sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.
- Ben Shapiro

2. poor-spirited

adjective. ['ˈpuːrˈspɪrɪtɪd'] lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful.

Synonyms

  • unmanly
  • pusillanimous
  • cowardly

Antonyms

  • courage
  • unafraid
  • noble
  • bold

3. poor

adjective. ['ˈpuːr'] having little money or few possessions.

Synonyms

  • indigent
  • stony-broke
  • unprovided for
  • moneyless
  • pinched
  • underprivileged
  • bust
  • needy
  • destitute
  • impecunious
  • broke
  • skint
  • financial condition
  • penniless
  • stone-broke
  • penurious
  • impoverished
  • poverty-stricken
  • in straitened circumstances
  • necessitous

Antonyms

  • rich
  • success
  • defend
  • undemanding

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. poor

adjective. ['ˈpuːr'] characterized by or indicating poverty.

Synonyms

  • beggarly
  • slummy

Antonyms

  • tight money
  • solvency
  • insolvency

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. poor

adjective. ['ˈpuːr'] unsatisfactory.

Antonyms

  • repair

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. poor

adjective. ['ˈpuːr'] lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances.

Antonyms

  • existent

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. poor

noun. ['ˈpuːr'] people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group).

Synonyms

  • people
  • needy
  • homeless

Antonyms

  • rich
  • preserved
  • ample
  • estimable

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. poor

adjective. ['ˈpuːr'] not sufficient to meet a need.

Synonyms

  • short
  • inadequate
  • insufficient

Antonyms

  • wealth
  • easy money
  • poverty
  • generous

Etymology

  • povre (Middle English (1100-1500))
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