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poor /ˈpuɚ/ adjective
poorer; poorest
poor
/ˈpuɚ/
adjective
poorer; poorest
Learner's definition of POOR
[also more poor; most poor]
: having little money or few possessions : not having enough money for the basic things that people need to live properly
opposite rich
: having a very small amount of something often + in opposite rich
: not good in quality or condition : bad
: not skilled at something : not able to do something well
always used before a noun used to refer to someone or something in a way that shows sympathy

a poor second/third (etc.)

used to say that someone finished a race or contest a long way behind the winner

make a poor fist of

see fist

poor man's

used to refer to someone (such as a performer) who is like another person in some ways but not as talented or successful
used to refer to something that is like something else but not as expensive
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