Poor synonyms

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The definition of destitute refers to not having the basic necessities of life.
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Characteristic of, or giving the appearance of, poverty
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Insolvent is defined as being bankrupt and unable to pay debts.
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The definition of impecunious is a person without any money.
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(Archaic) In need, lacking.
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Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
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Lacking worldly goods
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Of inferior or mediocre quality or value.
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Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing:
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Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
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Lacking worldly goods
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(Archaic) Lacking; destitute (of)
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(Idiomatic) Not up to the average or normal standard
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In cookery, of a sauce etc., made more concentrated.
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Reduced to poverty.
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Entirely without money.
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Subject to deprivation; poor.
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Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance.
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Lacking excellences
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To reduce to poverty; make poor.
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Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.
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The definition of sleazy is shabby, a low morals person or a flimsy texture.
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(Not comparable) Not divisible by two; not even.
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Alternative spelling of have nots.
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Poverty-stricken; destitute.
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Lacking worldly goods
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Bringing, gaining, or carrying away nothing
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(Simile) Very poor to a point of starving or begging.
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The definition of deficient is a person of thing that is incomplete or lacking something needed.
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Inferior; very poor
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Designating or of an area in which there is widespread unemployment, poverty, etc.
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Lacking worldly goods
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The definition of needy is someone who is poor, or someone who demands a lot of care or attention.
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Of little significance or importance.
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Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary:
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Alternative form of secondhand.
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Undistinguished; ordinary:
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Lacking in beauty or elegance, plain in appearance, physically unattractive.
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Made of a homespun fabric:
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Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
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Not important; insignificant or petty.
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Likely to bend or break under pressure; weak, shaky, flexible, or fragile.
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That has lost freshness or novelty; stale
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Wretched; miserable; sordid
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Deserving to be despised; contemptible
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Poor, deficient or inferior in amount, quality or extent; paltry; scanty; inadequate; unsatisfying.
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(Computing theory) denormal
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(Grammar, of a verb) lacking some forms; e.g., having only one tense or being usable only in the third person.
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The definition of subordinate is someone who is lower in rank to another or subject to another's control.
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Lacking excellences
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Lacking worldly goods
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Lower is defined as in a lesser or inferior place, or something less in quality or value.
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Of or considered of small value:
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Of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality
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Having no value; worthless.
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Requiring little skill or effort.
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The definition of gaudy is something that is bright and ornate, but overdone to the point of being tacky.
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Produced by mass production
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Designed and made to sell without concern for quality; cheap.
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Ignorable; of little significance or value.
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Having little value or importance; trivial
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Having an unfavorable outcome:
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Lacking excellences
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Without taste or flavor; flat; insipid
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Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
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Like a barbarian, especially in sound; noisy, dissonant.
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Morally base or evil; wicked; depraved; sinful
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Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living.
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Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
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Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
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Lacking excellences
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The definition of garish is something showy, gaudy or overdone in a tasteless way.
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Giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance.
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Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.
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(Of a person, thing, event, etc.) Noisy.
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Displeasing to the eye
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Lacking in artistic ability.
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Influenced or changed by something
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Loose and rickety; likely to fall to pieces; shaky
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Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case:
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Blatant, obvious.
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That flaunts; showy or gaudy
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Fond of novelty.
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The definition of out of date is someone or something that is old fashioned or that is no longer cool, hip or cutting edge.
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Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
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Shabby or cheap:
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Meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable:
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(US, idiomatic, slang) insignificant or worthless
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Schlock means cheap or trashy.
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Having the nature of kitsch.
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Obscene, lewd, or vulgar:
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The definition of corny is old-fashioned or tiresomely simple.
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The definition of cheesy is something that smells or feels like cheese, or something that is made with poor quality, or something that is corny or foolish.
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Insufficient; not enough
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Occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense.
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The definition of feeble is someone who is weak or a half-hearted attempt or something that is faint or unconvincing.
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The definition of puny is something insufficient in size or strength.
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Not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age
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The definition of indisposed is unwilling, or slightly ill.
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Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
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(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
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Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
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The definition of unfortunate is unlucky, or something that is regrettable or inappropriate.
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Arousing or deserving pity, sometimes mixed with scorn or contempt
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The definition of hapless is an unlucky person.
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Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief; calamitous; woeful; very afflicting.
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A person or class of persons that is treated with undeserved neglect or disregard.
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Plural form of underdog
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Plural form of beggar
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(Programming, languages) Synonym of second-class object.
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Well supplied:
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(By extension) Abounding in goods or riches; materially wealthy.
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Lacking worldly goods
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Absent; lacking:
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Having a fault or faults; defective, blemished, imperfect, or erroneous
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Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
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Lacking vitality; feeble; infirm
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The definition of sterile is something totally clean and free from bacteria, a living thing that is not able to reproduce sexually and create offspring, or something that is lacking in interest or vitality.
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(Historical) A person who lives on charity, esp. on tax-supported charity
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Being of the most miserable kind; wretched:
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Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward:
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Depleted of valuable qualities or characteristics:
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Threadbare; much worn.
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Having or showing little or no honor, courage, or decency; mean; ignoble; contemptible
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Having many bones
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(Obs.) Contemptuous
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Relating to or being uranium whose fissionable isotope uranium 235 has been mostly removed, consisting primarily of the remaining isotope uranium 238.
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Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.
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Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease.
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The definition of empty is having or containing nothing, or having no worth, meaning or value.
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Depleted; in a state of exhaustion.
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(Rare) Without fruit.
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Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
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Having a wild, wasted, worn look, as from sleeplessness, grief, or illness; gaunt; drawn
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Affected by hunger; desiring of food; having a physical need for food.
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(Hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]
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Not arable.
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Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
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Having little or no meaning.
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Not sufficient; inadequate.
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Lacking excellences
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The definition of lean is with little fat.
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Tending toward or characterized by cruelty or violence:
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The definition of miserable is someone or something that is unhappy, suffering or in a condition of misery, or something that is bad or inferior.
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Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible:
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Having a peak or peaks.
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Very thin
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Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy.
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Lacking excellences
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Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.
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Without resources.
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Very thin; skinny and bony
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Full of seeds
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Shabby means unfair or low-quality.
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Contemptible; mean; low
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The definition of skinny is a very thin person or thing.
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Squalid; depressingly wretched
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Feeling or expressing sorrow:
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Not elaborate or ornate; simple:
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Poor
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Not measuring up to traditional standards of performance, value, or production.
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Lacking style or good taste; tawdry:
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Of little volume or resonance; high-pitched and weak
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Deprived of a decent standard of living, adequate education, and economic security through poverty, discrimination, etc.
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Not likely to please; objectionable:
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Likely to be a hindrance; disadvantageous:
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Bringing ill luck
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The definition of worthless is having no value.
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The state of being impoverished.
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The condition of being indigent
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The act or state of being a mendicant
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The act or process of reducing to pauperism.
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Poverty is the state of being poor, having little money or being in need of a specific quality.
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To stunt the growth of.
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To make someone a pauper; to impoverish
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Above average in quality; excellent
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Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable
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Being as much as is needed; adequate; enough.
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The definition of fortunate is someone or something that is lucky or favorable, or someone who is materially well-off.
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Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.
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Superior in quality or character; noble:
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Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
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Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
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Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
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Capable of supporting plant life; favorable to the growth of crops and plants.
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Highly varied, developed, or complex:
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(By extension) inadequate or meagre.
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Incapacitated; prostrate.
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Unfavorable or unfair:
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Remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded; mean, contemptible.
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Like trash; containing much trash
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Tacky, of tasteless appearance.
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Extremely scanty; meager.
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Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.
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Small or inadequate; not generous, or of a garment, very small, light, or revealing.
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Stinging or capable of stinging
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(Informal) Contemptibly slight, worthless, or skimpy
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Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion:
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Demanding or arousing pity:
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Feeling or showing sorrow or pity; mournful
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(Now Rare) Full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow
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Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent:
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Being more than is usual, required, or permitted:
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Arousing or deserving pity
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Having suffered misfortune; pitiable
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Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
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people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
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people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
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Lacking worldly goods
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Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
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Rough, especially to the touch:
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Crudely indecent:
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The definition of imperfect is someone or something that has at least one fault or that is not fully formed or complete.
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Comparative form of small: more small
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Smaller in amount, value, or importance, especially in a comparison between two things:
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Lacking excellences
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Calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit
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Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops:
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(Grammar) Of or pertaining to, or creating a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
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Most widely known; ordinary:
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(Colloquial) Extremely hungry.
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The definition of ordinary is something that is normal or common, that has no distinctive or unusual features.
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Synonym Study

  • Indigent implies such relative poverty as results in a lack of comforts or luxuries and the endurance of hardships books for indigent children
  • Impecunious applies to one who habitually lacks money and often suggests that this results from personal practices an impecunious gambler
  • Destitute implies such great poverty that even the means for subsistence, such as food and shelter, are lacking left destitute by the war
  • Impoverished ) is applied to one who having once had plenty is now reduced to poverty an impoverished aristocrat
  • Poor is the simple, direct term for one who lacks the resources for reasonably comfortable living
Find another word for poor. In this page you can discover 258 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for poor, like: destitute, poverty-stricken, insolvent, impecunious, necessitous, disadvantaged, in reduced circumstances, second-rate, underdeveloped, inferior and starving.