Another word for poor
Lacking worldly goods
indigent, impoverished, impecunious, destitute, needy, necessitous, penniless, poverty-stricken, underprivileged, disadvantaged, deprived, starved, starving, straitened, penurious, pinched, distressed, in reduced circumstances, beggared, famine-stricken, underdeveloped, empty-handed, insolvent, beggarly, ill-provided, ill-furnished, in want, in penury, suffering privation, in need, feeling the pinch, unable to make ends meet, poor as a church mouse*, broke*, hard up*, strapped for money*, down and out*, out at the elbows*; see also insolvent, ruined 4, wanting 1.
pitiful, paltry, contemptible, miserable, pitiable, dwarfed, insignificant, diminutive, ordinary, common, mediocre, trashy, shoddy, worthless, sorry, base, mean, coarse, vulgar, inferior, imperfect, smaller, lesser, below par, subnormal, under average, second-rate, reduced, defective, deficient, lower, subordinate, minor, secondary, humble, second-hand, pedestrian, beggarly, homely, homespun, fourth-rate, tawdry, petty, unimportant, bad, cheap, flimsy, threadbare, badly made, less than good, unwholesome, lacking in quality, dowdy, undergrade, second-class, shabby, shoddy, valueless, easy, gaudy, mass-produced, gimcrack, squalid, catchpenny, trivial, sleazy, trifling, unsuccessful, second-best, tasteless, insipid, barbarous, vile, disgusting, despicable, rustic, crude, outlandish, odd, rock-bottom, garish, flashy, showy, inelegant, loud, unsightly, inartistic, affected, ramshackle, pretentious, tumble-down, glaring, artificial, flaunting, newfangled, out-of-date, old-fashioned, crummy*, junky*, two-bit*, schlock*, third-rate*, kitschy*, raunchy*, corny*, cheesy*; see also faulty, inadequate 1, unsatisfactory.
Lacking vigor or health
Worthy of pity
poor is the simple, direct term for one who lacks the resources for reasonably comfortable living; impoverished) is applied to one who having once had plenty is now reduced to poverty an impoverished aristocrat; destitute implies such great poverty that even the means for subsistence, such as food and shelter, are lacking left destitute by the war; impecunious applies to one who habitually lacks money and often suggests that this results from personal practices an impecunious gambler; indigent implies such relative poverty as results in a lack of comforts or luxuries and the endurance of hardships books for indigent children
Another word for pooradjective
Having little or no money or wealth:beggarly, destitute, down-and-out, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken. (Informal) broke, strapped. Idioms: hard up, on one's uppers. See rich
Below a standard of quality:bad, bum1, unsatisfactory. Idioms: below par, not up to scratch (or snuff). See good
Of decidedly inferior quality:base2, cheap, lousy, miserable, paltry, rotten, shoddy, sleazy, trashy. (Informal) cheesy. (Slang) crummy, schlocky. See good
Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent:exiguous, meager, puny, scant, scanty, skimpy, spare, sparse, stingy, thin. (Slang) measly. See big, excess
Arousing or deserving pity:pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, rueful, ruthful. See pity