adjective, poor·er, poor·est.
Origin of poor
SYNONYMS FOR poor
Related formspoor·ness, nounnon·poor, nounqua·si-poor, adjectivequa·si-poor·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for poor
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
If so, he has his silence -- on top of poor judgment -- to blame.
But most likely it was linked to the way priests identify with the poor in the face of government and criminal abuses.
What they actually mean by that is, you know, he actually knows some people that are poor.
For those living in poor communities in particular, interactions with police rarely come with good news and a smile.
"That's all very well, but yait till you hear how he sarved me out," said a poor, simple-looking creature.Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent|William Carleton
Bill was anxious to get back to poor Jack, who he remembered was well-nigh starving.From Powder Monkey to Admiral|W.H.G. Kingston
To tell the truth, poor Carry, being so unhappy, did not take pains to conciliate her neighbours.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
The poor fellow would be suffering from his rebuff, and Vine shrank from listening to any appeal.Of High Descent|George Manville Fenn
If Martine was annoyed by Priscilla's refusal, poor Priscilla was deeply disturbed by the turn of affairs.Brenda's Ward|Helen Leah Reed
British Dictionary definitions for poor
- lacking financial or other means of subsistence; needy
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the poor