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poor

adjective
 
 
/pɔːr/ US   /pʊr/
having little money and/or few possessions: It's offering to pay off 10 percent of the poor countries' debt. He came from a poor immigrant family.
not good or operating well, or of a low quality or standard: The retailer has had two poor Christmases in a row. PinnFund specialized in mortgage loans for borrowers with poor credit. He was fired for poor job performance.
be poor in sth to have very little of a particular substance or quality: Greece is relatively poor in natural resources.
(Definition of poor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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