pooradjectiveuk /pɔːr/ us /pʊr/
poor adjective (NO MONEY)
- The demonstrators seemed to be from a complete cross-section of society - male and female, old and young, rich and poor.
- Because of debt repayments, the divide between rich and poor countries is continuing to grow.
- Fair trade, say Oxfam, is about giving poor people power.
- When he started he was just a poor boy from the slums - now he's a multimillionaire.
- We certainly don't lead a life of luxury but we're not poor either.
poor adjective (BAD)
- This novel is available in large print for readers with poor eyesight.
- Teachers shouldn't have to take all the blame for poor exam results.
- The land is so poor here that it cannot support any crops.
- The match was abandoned at half-time because of the poor weather conditions.
- He was fired from his $165 000 job for poor performance.
poor adjective (DESERVING SYMPATHY)