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English definition of “poor”

poor

adjective [before noun] (DESERVING SYMPATHY)    /pɔːr/ US  /pʊr/
A2 deserving sympathy: That cold sounds terrible, you poor thing! Look at that dog - the poor thing only has three legs.Sympathy and compassion
(Definition of poor adjective (DESERVING SYMPATHY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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