adjective, poor·er, poor·est.
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Origin of poor
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OTHER WORDS FROM poorpoorness, nounnon·poor, nounquasi-poor, adjectivequasi-poorly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for poor
He was dwelling on his mistakes, replaying poor routes or missed assignments in his head on a loop.For undrafted NFL rookies, the odds were even longer this year. Isaiah Wright made it anyway.|Sam Fortier|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Like Westbrook, his poor outside shooting will hamper his ability to age gracefully.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
They found that underspecification was to blame for poor performance in all of them.
This could be especially important for Congress, considering most Americans have a poor opinion of it.How A Record Number Of Republican Women Will — And Won’t — Change Congress|Meredith Conroy|November 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The lawsuits made it hard, if not impossible, for poor people to make ends meet.
There the poorness of the plant itself, no less than the peculiar use of it, shows plainly what a stranger it is.The Art of Drinking|Georg Gottfried Gervinus
It was a poor-looking little house, and its poorness had extended to its surroundings—as if poverty was a contagion that spread.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
The struggle after so-called delicacies comes from the poorness of common things.
It is, of course, in the endeavor to counteract the poorness of the light that so long an exposure is frequently given.
I knew the state of Spain well—his weakness, his poorness, his humbleness at this time.Great Ralegh|Hugh De Selincourt
British Dictionary definitions for poor
- lacking financial or other means of subsistence; needy
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the poor