adjective, poor·er, poor·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM poorpoorness, nounnon·poor, nounquasi-poor, adjectivequasi-poorly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for poor
“This is tragic because nobody needs good policing more than poorer neighborhoods with higher crime rates,” Obama said.
It captured a worldview and fate that I hope the people from the poorer parts of the state can one day escape.
Another group more likely to be poorer than others is young adults aged 18 to 24.
Much smaller, poorer countries are opening their gates for refugees from violence-torn parts of the world.
She paints the current rodent situation as more than a foul inconvenience, and one that is a particular blight on poorer areas.
He had not disgraced himself, and no friend or tradesman was the poorer for his rashness.Hard Pressed|Fred M. White
Thank Heaven that I had the sense to turn away from him and to marry a better, if a poorer, man.The Return of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
Like Laura, aged fourteen, I had taken a shorter voyage on a poorer ship, and I had decided that this would be different.The Ship Dwellers|Albert Bigelow Paine
It has long been extensively used by the poorer classes, and in domestic medicine generally.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Soon several blocks had been passed, and then the man turned a corner, and started toward the poorer section of the city.Young Auctioneers|Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for poor
- lacking financial or other means of subsistence; needy
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the poor