Translation of "poor" - English-Spanish dictionary

poor

adjective uk /pɔːr/ us /pʊər/

A1 having little money

pobre
He comes from a very poor family.
Modern fertilizers are too expensive for poorer countries to afford.
housing for the poor

A2 used to show that you are sad for someone

pobre
That cold sounds terrible, you poor thing!

of bad quality

malo
It was a poor performance.
Last year’s exam results were poor.
a poor harvest
The meeting went smoothly, but attendance was poor (= not many people came).

not having much skill at a particular activity

poco hábil
Sam is a poor swimmer.

(Translation of “poor” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

poor

adjective /puə/

having little money or property

pobre
She is too poor to buy clothes for the children
the poor nations of the world.

not good; of bad quality

malo; escaso
His work is very poor
a poor effort.

deserving pity

pobre
Poor fellow!
poorness noun

pobreza
poorly adverb

not well; badly

mal
a poorly written essay.

(Translation of “poor” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)