What is poor?

  • (adj): Unsatisfactory.
    Example: "A poor light for reading"; "poor morale"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Poor is an adjective related to a state of poverty, low quality or pity.

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Tudor Period - Daily Life in The Period - Poverty
... of the population lived in poverty, with the wealthy expected to give alms to assist the impotent poor ... Tudor law was harsh on the able-bodied poor i.e ... The idea of the workhouse for the able-bodied poor was first suggested in 1576 ...
Edmund Ward Poor
... Edmund Ward Poor (1904–1966) was a co-founder of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, serving as its treasurer and director ... The New York City native was the son of astronomer Charles Lane Poor and Anna Louise Easton and studied at both Williams College and Columbia University, obtaining his B.A ... Poor, Jr ...
Wallace Fountain - Why Fountains?
... Because of this, most of the poor had to pay for water ... The poor are not the only beneficiaries of these installations ... Anyone passing by, rich or poor, may quench his thirst, fulfilling this vital need in equal fashion ...
Gustavo Gutiérrez - The Preferential Option For The Poor
... the problem increases when one sees that among the poor there is an "absence of recognition of their own human dignity and of their condition as ... The Old Testament repeatedly provides that the wealthy should not reproach or oppress the poor, but should show compassion as an expression of the love of God ... in the early church, Saint James warned people not to be contemptuous of the dignity of poor believers ...
... Poor is an adjective related to a state of poverty, low quality or pity ... People with the surname Poor Charles Henry Poor, a US Navy officer Charles Lane Poor, an astronomer Edward Erie Poor, a president of the National ... Poor, a 19th-century American railroad entrepreneur, see European and North American Railway Salem Poor, an African-American soldier in the American Revolution ...

More definitions of "poor":

  • (adj): Characterized by or indicating lack of money.
    Example: "The country had a poor economy"
  • (adj): Yielding little by great labor.
    Example: "Poor soil"
    Synonyms: hardscrabble
  • (adj): Having little money or few possessions.
    Example: "Deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
  • (adj): Badly supplied with desirable qualities or substances.
    Example: "A poor land"; "the area was poor in timber and coal"; "food poor in nutritive value"
  • (adj): Not sufficient to meet a need.
    Example: "A poor salary"
    Synonyms: inadequate, short
  • (adj): Low in degree.
    Example: "Expectations were poor"
  • (adj): Moderate to inferior in quality.
    Example: "He would make a poor spy"
    Synonyms: mediocre, second-rate

Famous quotes containing the word poor:

    There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen as the great leveler, the authentic melting pot. That, today, is nonsense. In his scathing study of the nation’s public school system entitled “Savage Inequalities,” Jonathan Kozol made manifest the truth: that we have a system that discriminates against the poor in everything from class size to curriculum.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    Being is good, but getting rich is better.... If the gods had only the riches of men’s adoration, they would be as poor as poor Caligula.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    He is the rich man in whom the people are rich, and he is the poor man in whom the people are poor; and how to give access to the masterpieces of art and nature, is the problem of civilization.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)