Poor synonyms and antonyms
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The definition of destitute refers to not having the basic necessities of life.
Characteristic of, or giving the appearance of, poverty
Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
Insolvent is defined as being bankrupt and unable to pay debts.
The definition of impecunious is a person without any money.
Of inferior or mediocre quality or value.
To reduce to poverty; make poor.
Having a low level of economic productivity and technological sophistication within the contemporary range of possibility; developing:
Gaudy and cheap in nature or appearance.
Being of the most miserable kind; wretched:
The definition of deficient is a person of thing that is incomplete or lacking something needed.
Of little significance or importance.
The definition of sleazy is shabby, a low morals person or a flimsy texture.
Having an unfavorable outcome:
Lacking vitality; feeble; infirm
Made of a homespun fabric:
That has lost freshness or novelty; stale
Wretched; miserable; sordid
Deserving to be despised; contemptible
Giving a momentary or superficial impression of brilliance.
Lacking refinement or polish; not elegant.
Claiming that or behaving as if one is important or deserving of merit when such is not the case:
(Historical) A person who lives on charity, esp. on tax-supported charity
Depleted of valuable qualities or characteristics:
Having a wild, wasted, worn look, as from sleeplessness, grief, or illness; gaunt; drawn Affected by hunger; desiring of food; having a physical need for food.
Very small or inadequate in amount; negligible:
The condition of being indigent
Poverty is the state of being poor, having little money or being in need of a specific quality.
Bringing, gaining, or carrying away nothing
Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
Alternative spelling of have nots.
The definition of subordinate is someone who is lower in rank to another or subject to another's control.
Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary:
Of or considered of small value:
Of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality
Having no value; worthless.
The definition of gaudy is something that is bright and ornate, but overdone to the point of being tacky.
Produced by mass production
Designed and made to sell without concern for quality; cheap.
Having little value or importance; trivial
Without taste or flavor; flat; insipid
Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
Morally base or evil; wicked; depraved; sinful
Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
Conspicuously unconventional; bizarre.
The definition of garish is something showy, gaudy or overdone in a tasteless way. (Of a person, thing, event, etc.) Noisy.
Loose and rickety; likely to fall to pieces; shaky
The definition of out of date is someone or something that is old fashioned or that is no longer cool, hip or cutting edge.
Of a style or method formerly in vogue; outdated.
Meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable:
Schlock means cheap or trashy.
Obscene, lewd, or vulgar:
The definition of corny is old-fashioned or tiresomely simple.
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.
Occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense.
The definition of feeble is someone who is weak or a half-hearted attempt or something that is faint or unconvincing.
The definition of puny is something insufficient in size or strength.
Not firm or strong physically; weak; feeble, as from old age
The definition of indisposed is unwilling, or slightly ill.
Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
The definition of unfortunate is unlucky, or something that is regrettable or inappropriate.
Arousing or deserving pity, sometimes mixed with scorn or contempt
The definition of hapless is an unlucky person.
A person or class of persons that is treated with undeserved neglect or disregard.
(Programming, languages) Synonym of second-class object. (By extension) Abounding in goods or riches; materially wealthy.
Having a fault or faults; defective, blemished, imperfect, or erroneous
Not adequate to fulfill a need or meet a requirement; insufficient.
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.
Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward:
Having or showing little or no honor, courage, or decency; mean; ignoble; contemptible
The definition of defective is something or someone that is imperfect or that doesn't work properly.
Relating to or being uranium whose fissionable isotope uranium 235 has been mostly removed, consisting primarily of the remaining isotope uranium 238.
That has undergone deprivation; specif., of or from a poor or depressed area; underprivileged
For sale at a low price, as from being damaged, especially at a price below market value:
Supported by charity; as, eleemosynary poor.
The definition of empty is having or containing nothing, or having no worth, meaning or value.
Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
Having little or no meaning.
Not sufficient; inadequate.
The definition of lean is with little fat.
Tending toward or characterized by cruelty or violence:
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.
Arousing contemptuous pity, as through ineptitude or inadequacy.
Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.
Very thin; skinny and bony
Shabby means unfair or low-quality.
The definition of skinny is a very thin person or thing.
Squalid; depressingly wretched
Feeling or expressing sorrow:
Not elaborate or ornate; simple:
Not measuring up to traditional standards of performance, value, or production.
Lacking style or good taste; tawdry:
Of little volume or resonance; high-pitched and weak
Deprived of a decent standard of living, adequate education, and economic security through poverty, discrimination, etc.
Not likely to please; objectionable:
Likely to be a hindrance; disadvantageous:
The definition of worthless is having no value.
Above average in quality; excellent
Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable
Being as much as is needed; adequate; enough.
The definition of fortunate is someone or something that is lucky or favorable, or someone who is materially well-off.
Superior in quality or character; noble: Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
Persuasive, effective, and cogent:
Capable of supporting plant life; favorable to the growth of crops and plants.
Highly varied, developed, or complex:
Incapacitated; prostrate. Like trash; containing much trash
Extremely scanty; meager.
Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.
Stinging or capable of stinging
(Informal) Contemptibly slight, worthless, or skimpy
Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion:
Demanding or arousing pity:
Feeling or showing sorrow or pity; mournful
(Now Rare) Full of ruth; feeling, showing, or arousing pity or sorrow
Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent:
Being more than is usual, required, or permitted:
Arousing or deserving pity
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
rich people (antonym)
people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
Lower is defined as in a lesser or inferior place, or something less in quality or value.
Not important; insignificant or petty.
Of ordinary or undistinguished quality.
Rough, especially to the touch:
The definition of imperfect is someone or something that has at least one fault or that is not fully formed or complete.
Smaller in amount, value, or importance, especially in a comparison between two things:
Charmingly simple or unsophisticated in a manner considered typical of country living. Calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye, often in such a way that is of low quality or little merit
Unable to produce a profitable yield of crops:
not up to scratch (or snuff)
Most widely known; ordinary: (Colloquial) Extremely hungry.
The definition of ordinary is something that is normal or common, that has no distinctive or unusual features. Synonym Study
implies such relative poverty as results in a lack of comforts or luxuries and the endurance of hardships books for indigent children
applies to one who habitually lacks money and often suggests that this results from personal practices an impecunious gambler
implies such great poverty that even the means for subsistence, such as food and shelter, are lacking left destitute by the war
) is applied to one who having once had plenty is now reduced to poverty an impoverished aristocrat
is the simple, direct term for one who lacks the resources for reasonably comfortable living
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