Significado de “poor” - en el Diccionario Inglés

poor en inglés británico

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pooradjective

uk /pɔːr/ us /pʊr/

poor adjective (NO MONEY)

A1 having little money and/or few possessions:

Most of the world's poorest countries are in Africa.
He came from a poor immigrant family.
Opposite
be poor in sth

B2 to have very little of a particular substance or quality:

Unfortunately, Iceland is poor in natural resources.

Más ejemplos

  • 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)

B2 not good; being of a very low quality, quantity, or standard:

a poor harvest
Last year's exam results were fairly poor.
I was always very poor at maths at school.
Dad had been in poor health for several years.
At last month's meeting, attendance was poor.

Más ejemplos

  • 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)

A2 [ before noun ] deserving sympathy:

That cold sounds terrible, you poor thing!
Look at that dog - the poor thing only has three legs.

Más ejemplos

  • He neglects that poor dog - he never takes him for walks or gives him any attention.
  • I hear poor old Frank's lost his job.
  • The poor things were kept in small cages without room to move.
  • The poor bird couldn't fly because it had a broken wing.
  • You poor thing - you're all wet.

poornoun [ plural ]

uk /pɔːr/ us /pʊr/
the poor

C1 poor people considered together as a group:

housing for the poor

(Definición de poor del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

poor en inglés americano

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pooradjective

us /pʊr/

poor adjective (NO MONEY)

[ -er/-est only ] having little money or few possessions, or lacking something important:

He came from a poor, immigrant family.
Most of the world’s poorest countries are in Africa.
The country is poor in natural resources.

poor adjective (BAD)

[ -er/-est only ] of a very low quality or standard; not good:

poor grades
He’s in very poor health.

poor adjective (DESERVING SYMPATHY)

[ not gradable ] deserving sympathy:

That poor dog looks like it hasn’t been fed in a while.

poorplural noun

us /pʊr/

poor plural noun (NO MONEY)

poor people:

She gives a lot of money to the poor.

(Definición de poor del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

poor en inglés de negocios

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pooradjective

uk /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.

(Definición de poor del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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