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Another word for poor

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Adjective
  1. Below a standard of quality

  2. Of decidedly inferior quality

    See also:

    good

  3. Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent

    See also:

    excess

    big

  4. Arousing or deserving pity

    See also:

    pity

Another word for poor

Modifier
  1. Lacking vigor or health

    See also:

    weak

    sick

  2. Lacking fertility

  3. Worthy of pity

    See also:

    unfortunate

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